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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.


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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