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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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Though the Chi-square tests confirmed that any observable variation in distribution is statistically insignificant, we note that minor irregularities observed in the distribution of simple and interrogative sentences across the two sociocultural contexts reflect adjustments in the situational and sociocultural contexts of the editorials investigated.
The use of falling intonation decreases the openness of the interrogative sentence type and functions as a reminder of the speaker's authority.
The majority of our consultants were familiar with the interrogative sentences with imperative marking and considered them functional in the contemporary language (only direct 1st and 2nd person questions were generally seen as ill-formed).
Karbordsenasi-ye jomle-ha-ye porsesi dar zaban-e farsi [The pragmatics of interrogative sentences in Persian].
The verb was also found in interrogative sentences, both direct and dependent ones:
Hence in this essay I foreground the structural and epistemological role of interrogative sentences in Rossetti's poetry and argue that they are fundamental to his poetic practice.
Though Gold Fools consists entirely of interrogative sentences, the plot is surprisingly clear.
(Compare sentences, assertions and propositions.) It is questions, rather than interrogatives or askings, that are to be equated with sets of answers; and it is questions which, on this story, are denoted by interrogative sentences. It is equally important to distinguish mere responses to an interrogative on the one hand, from answers to it on the other.
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.