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Indirect Question - Glossary of Terms


Indirect Question

An indirect question is one that does not require an answer because it forms part of a statement. A declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) containing an indirect question does not end with a question mark.

Examples:

I wonder whether Anne is going to the party. (This contains an indirect question.)
Is Anne going to the party? (direct question)

Interactive example:

 
I wonder whether roses will grow in this soil. [show me the indirect question]
 
Associated pages:
 
Question mark
Direct question
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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