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yes-no question

[ yes-noh ]
/ ˈyɛsˈnoʊ /
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noun Grammar.
a question calling for an answer of yes or no, as Are you ready?
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QUIZ YOURSELF ON "IS" VS. "ARE"
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?
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Origin of yes-no question

First recorded in 1955–60

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yes/no question

noun
grammar a question inviting the answer "yes" or "no"Compare WH question
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