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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.
if [q.sub.i] is of J type: if [q.sub.i] is a declarative sentence: get the agent [s.sub.i] from semantic structure expression of [q.sub.i]; get eqw ([s.sub.i]), the expansion word set of [s.sub.i], according to section 3.5.1; get the core verb [v.sub.i] from semantic structure expression of [q.sub.i]; get eqw ([v.sub.i]), the expansion word set of [v.sub.i], according to section 3.5.2; merge eqw ([s.sub.i]) and eqw ([v.sub.i]) into [eqw.sub.i], the final expansion word set, and sort it; if [q.sub.i] is an interrogative sentence: rewrite it according to the questioned part of [q.sub.i]; expand it according to setction 3.5.1, and get [eqw.sub.i], the expansion word set of [q.sub.i].
Third person imperative marking is also found in interrogative sentences with 1st or 2nd person addressees, but most of the attested examples are indirect (embedded) interrogatives; cf.
It's an important fact--a fact central to their very nature--that interrogative sentences are typically used to ask.
These are integrated tense system, syntactic parallelism, inversion and interrogative sentences. The scientific text integrated tense system performs several functions at a time, harmonizing the text continuum, uniting separate notional text passages into a coherent whole, partitioning the text into notional passages.
In English, do and does are the dummy auxiliaries that stay to fulfil the structural need of the negative and interrogative sentences. Some learners prefer the usage of does to do.
The syntax-prosody interface: Catalan interrogative sentences headed by que.
Students were asked to develop positive, negative and interrogative sentences. The results indicated that Non Access students were unable to construct sentences (with overall 16% achievement score) while their counterparts who joined Access Centers were very good (with overall 16% achievement score) in positive, negative and interrogative sentences.
The "practice of particularity" entails speaking in declarative sentences when speaking of one's own tradition, and speaking in interrogative sentences when speaking of the other's tradition.
An example would be the role of enclitic li in interrogative sentences of Russian and other Slavic languages, not to mention the role of clausal typing particles in numerous East and South East Asian languages.
Fathers and mothers were found to be similar in the number of verbs employed; in the proportion of verbs, modifiers, and pronouns used; and in the frequency of declarative and interrogative sentences directed to children (Golinkoff & Ames, 1979; Hummell, 1982; Kavanaugh & Jen, 1981; Lewis & Gregory, 1987).