The kind of sentence that asks a question and uses a question mark: “How can I do that?”
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MORE ABOUT INTERROGATIVE SENTENCE
What is an interrogative sentence?
Normally, in an English sentence the subject (the noun or pronoun that performs an action) comes before the predicate (the verb or verb phrase that says what the subject is doing). However, in an English interrogative sentence, the verb (almost always a form of the verb be) or an interrogative word such as who, what, when, where, and why come before the subject, as in Is that a real dragon?
There are three main kinds of questions you usually ask with interrogative sentences. The first is a question whose answer requires a yes or no response, as in Did you eat the pie? Another is a question that begins with one of the interrogative word, as in Where are we going? Finally, you might ask a question that offers a choice, as in Do you prefer cats or dogs?
In everyday life, we often simply refer to interrogative sentences as questions.
Why is interrogative sentences important?
The term interrogative sentence has been used since at least 1683. The first records of the term interrogative come from around 1510 and ultimately comes from the Latin interrogāre, meaning “to question, examine.” Interrogative sentences ask questions.
Often when you use an interrogative sentence, you want to discover new information—the answer to your question. Sometimes, though, you already know the answer and you’re using an interrogative sentence to produce a desired effect and not receive a reply. Such an interrogative sentence is known as a rhetorical question, as in Is there alien life in the universe?
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While it is generally avoided in formal writing, interrogative sentences often omit large parts of sentences in speech or written dialogue. For example, a (brave) child might respond to their parent’s command to clean their room with Why? For a grammatically complete interrogative sentence, the statement should include both the subject and predicate, as in Why should I clean my room?
What are real-life examples of interrogative sentence?
The following chart lists some of the most common question words that are used to begin interrogative sentences.
|Who||Who are you?|
|When||When does the movie start?|
|What||What is in this box?|
|Where||Where did we park?|
|Why||Why is grass green?|
|How||How do you make ice cream?|
English students learn about interrogative sentences early on when studying grammar. We use interrogative sentences every day.
Is leaving question marks off the end of interrogative sentences how we stick it to the man these days
— Chris Thile (@christhile) June 29, 2014
interrogative sentences are my favorite, no question about it
— fusilli kyle (@YourUncleKyle) November 15, 2013
What other words are related to interrogative sentence?
True or False?
An interrogative question must end with a question mark.
How to use interrogative sentence in a sentence
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
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That Huckabee is mentioned in the same sentence with other aspiring conservative governors, especially Bobby Jindal, is laughable.
Brown had been serving a life sentence; McCollum had been on Death Row.
Had he been competently represented, the jury might well have failed to concur on a death sentence.
Before he could finish the sentence the Hole-keeper said snappishly, "Well, drop out again—quick!"Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Sentence of fine and imprisonment passed upon lord Bacon in the house of peers for bribery.
John Wilkes released from the tower by the memorable sentence of chief justice Pratt.
It seeks the shortest phrase or sentence and adds successively all the modifiers, making no omissions.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)