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interrogative sentence

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The kind of sentence that asks a question and uses a question mark: “How can I do that?”

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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  • This interrogative sentence is introduced by the interrogative adverb why.

    Plain English

    Marian Wharton
  • Every interrogative sentence should end with a question mark.

    Plain English

    Marian Wharton
  • In the interrogative sentence, the subject is frequently after the verb.

    An English Grammar W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
  • If an interrogative sentence ends with a quotation, the point of interrogation stands outside the inverted commas.

    "Stops"

    Paul Allardyce
  • An interrogative sentence merely asks a question: as, Are you a policeman?

  • We call the second, regardless of its form, an interrogative sentence because it asks a question (interrogates).

    Why We Punctuate William Livingston Klein
  • The first three periods stand for words omitted from the end of an interrogative sentence, whose end-mark follows such periods.

    Why We Punctuate William Livingston Klein
  • In an interrogative sentence including a Personal Pronoun and a Noun, as, co e am fear sin?

    Elements of Gaelic Grammar Alexander Stewart
  • What kind of inflection should be used at the end of an interrogative sentence?

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