Interrogative Sentence

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What Is an Interrogative Sentence? (with Examples)

An interrogative sentence is one that asks a direct question and always ends in a question mark.

The term interrogative sentence is another name for a question.

Examples of Interrogative Sentences

Here are some examples of interrogative sentences:

Beware Sentences with Indirect Questions

A statement with an indirect question is a declarative sentence and not an interrogative sentence. For example: These are declarative sentences. They are statements not questions.

An indirect question can form part of an interrogative sentence. For example:

Types of Question

There are three main types of question: Read more about forming direct questions.

Other Sentence Types

Here are some examples of other sentence types:

Imperative Sentence
An imperative sentence is a command or a polite request. It ends with an exclamation mark (!) or a full stop / period. For example: Declarative Sentence
A declarative sentence states a fact or an argument and ends with a
full stop () / period (). For example: Exclamatory Sentence
An exclamatory sentence expresses excitement or emotion. It ends with an exclamation mark (!). For example:

DO NOT USE A QUESTION MARK FOR A STATEMENT WITH AN INDIRECT QUESTION

A statement with an indirect question is not an interrogative sentence (i.e., it's not a question). Therefore, do not end it with a question mark. For example: Read more about indirect questions.

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What is a sentence? What is an indirect question? What is a declarative sentence? What is an exclamatory sentence? What is an imperative sentence? What is an interrogative adverb? Glossary of grammatical terms