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Noun: interrogative  ,in-tu'ró-gu-tiv
  1. A sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
    "he asked a direct interrogative sentence";
    - question, interrogation, interrogative sentence, query
  2. Some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood
    - interrogative mood
Adjective: interrogative  ,in-tu'ró-gu-tiv
  1. (grammar) relating to verbs in the so-called interrogative mood
    "not all questions have an interrogative construction"
  2. Relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation
    - interrogatory

Derived forms: interrogatives

Type of: modality, mode, mood, sentence

Antonym: declarative

Encyclopedia: Interrogative