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interrogative

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

Definition of interrogative

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

  2. 2 :  inquisitive, questioning

interrogatively

adverb

Examples of interrogative in a sentence

  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

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 in a sentence

  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 English Language Learners

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interrogative

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

Definition of interrogative for English Language Learners

  • 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


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interrogative

noun in·ter·rog·a·tive

Definition of interrogative for English Language Learners

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


INTERROGATIVE Defined for Kids

interrogative

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

Definition of interrogative for Students

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



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