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question

 [kwes´chun]
an utterance about something unknown, seeking knowledge or other response.
research question an interrogative phrase focused on what is to be described by a given research project and what relationships may be established.
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The use of falling intonation decreases the openness of the interrogative sentence type and functions as a reminder of the speaker's authority.
Consultants were asked first to evaluate the acceptability of the interrogative sentences containing the imperative form and then to explain the difference in meaning between the sentence with an indicative verb form and the sentence with an imperative verb form.
Tones and intonation in declarative and interrogative sentences in Mandarin.
Firstly, the particle ne can appear not only in interrogative sentences, but also in declarative and exclamative sentences:
One may thus sum up his view as follows: Interrogative sentences denote partitions.
In general, interrogative sentences fall into one of four distinct categories: (1) questions formed with interrogative words; (2) questions requiring "yes" or "no" answers; (3) alternative questions; and (4) affirmative-negative questions.
Exclamation note in network texts has certain features, this punctuation mark is often used in interrogative sentences, and when combined with a comma after the interjections "cool", "thanks" and "well" it denotes agreement, reflection or concession.
Errors in the use of 'do' were further classified into 'over use' and 'under use' of 'do' in affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences.
Eliza [9] is a psychotherapeutic counselling system that converts user's utterances into interrogative sentences or makes non-substantive responses, such as "Really?
Haegemann also reinforces the parallelism existing between the syntax of negative and interrogative sentences, something she had already explored in previous works (1993, 1995).