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interrogative

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adjective in·ter·rog·a·tive \ˌin-tə-ˈrä-gə-tiv\

Simple Definition of interrogative

  • grammar : having the form of a question rather than a statement or command

  • : used to ask a question

  • : asking a question : having the form or force of a question

Full Definition of interrogative

  1. 1 a :  used in a question b :  having the form or force of a question

  2. 2 :  inquisitive, questioning

in·ter·rog·a·tive·ly adverb

Examples of interrogative

  1. Did you go to school today? is an interrogative sentence.

  2. an interrogative pronoun such as who

  3. She had an interrogative expression on her face.

  4. an interrogative tone of voice



15th Century

First Known Use of interrogative

15th century


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interrogative

noun in·ter·rog·a·tive

Simple Definition of interrogative

  • grammar : a word (such as who, what, or which ) that is used in asking a question

Full Definition of interrogative

  1. 1 :  a word (as who, what, which) or a particle (as Latin -ne) used in asking questions

  2. 2 :  question 1a

Examples of interrogative

  1. <though she phrased it as an interrogative, it was clear that the utterance was more of a command>



1522

First Known Use of interrogative

1522

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INTERROGATIVE Defined for Kids

interrogative

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adjective in·ter·rog·a·tive \ˌin-tə-ˈrä-gə-tiv\

Definition of interrogative

  1. :  having the form or force of a question <an interrogative sentence>





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