direct question

  1. a question asked in direct speech, such as Why did you come?: Compare indirect question

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How to use direct question in a sentence

  • Instead of a direct reply to the direct question, I have received in return a response to a question that I had not asked.

    My Religion | Leo Tolstoy
  • But just before they came out again upon the road, her father stopped her and asked a direct question.

    Orley Farm | Anthony Trollope
  • "That's an argument in favor of cremation, at any rate," replied Dear Jones, evading the direct question.

    Tales of Fantasy and Fact | Brander Matthews