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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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Equally noteworthy about the distribution of the interrogative sentences is the observation, captured in Table 5 below, that the most preferred structural patterns are the ones which do not just require YES or NO for an answer.
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.
In information questions, where the locative corresponds to a fronted interrogative proform, the verb za 'be located' occurs in the matrix clause and precedes other verbs in series.
When [q.sub.i] is an interrogative sentence, the questioned part of [q.sub.i] should be analyzed first, according to which [q.sub.i] is rewritten and then expanded.
(ii) We describe and show the differences between the declarative and interrogative threads.
Verbal questions, Kearsley (1976) explains, can be expressed using the interrogative form either directly (yes/no or multiple alternative answers) or indirectly (questions with no question mark).
In constructing this type of interrogative clause, the operator comes before the subject while the whole clause has a rising terminal pitch.
Teachers are shown how to teach history using interpretive questions and interrogative evidence in this exciting alternative to traditional history paths, recommended for any educator's collection.
It is not used in questions with interrogative words, the equivalents of "wh-words" in English.
In this paper, we study the use of a special type of interrogative containing imperative marking (II) in the Estonian subdialect Kihnu (spoken on Kihnu Island, belonging to the Insular dialect), in standard and colloquial Latvian and in the Kuronian dialect of Livonian.