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interrogate

(in-te′rŏ-gāt″) [L. interrogare, to ask, question, inquire]
1. To question someone carefully and thoroughly, esp. someone involved in a legal proceeding.
2. To extract data accumulated in the memory of a medical device, e.g., a pacemaker.
interrogation (-ter″ŏ-gā′shŏn)
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25) But even though Bloom's "mutual listening" does take place during the interrogative instances, there is little "chang[ing] one another.
More specifically, it is the presence of the interrogative pronoun that triggers the minimizing interpretation associated with the construction.
It should be noticed that in example 5, in particular, the CC is the only interpersonal item signalling the preview, because despite the interrogative form of the clause, the tone is falling, as in statements.
i] is an interrogative sentence, the questioned part of [q.
When not in the interrogative form, verbal questions are expressed indirectly, meaning the question is implicit, for the learner is clearly questioning even if there is no question mark (as when Valeria questions the stability of the plywood, saying, "Now, let's see whether something moves").
More concretely, the very assumption that Tense movement into the complementiser, later formulated as T-to-C Movement (Pesetsky and Torrego 2001, 2004), does have an import to the interpretation of interrogative clauses as such runs into problems if the structural domain of complementiser is taken to universally include both a head and a specifier position as shown in (8):
Interrogative constructions are the least specialized means for the performance of advising.
In constructing this type of interrogative clause, the operator comes before the subject while the whole clause has a rising terminal pitch.
The situation is similar in Latvian (example 2), where the only formal means used to encode third person imperatives, the hortative particle lai + finite form of the verb, is employed in the interrogative sentence.
According to the board, Zulqarnain will have to appear before the PCB's Disciplinary, Interrogative and Integrity committees before he can be cleared for selection at any level in Pakistan.
ain't a question, it's a koan; an interrogative not intended to elicit an immediate answer, but to stimulate thought on the complex, multi-faceted factors involved.