Chapter 9-4-2: The Interrogative Sentence

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An interrogative sentence asks a direct question and always ends in a question mark:

Who can read this and not be moved?

How many roads must a man walk down?

Does money grow on trees?

Note that an indirect question does not make a sentence interrogative:


When was Lester Pearson prime minister?


I wonder when Lester Pearson was prime minister.

A direct question requires an answer from the reader, while an indirect question does not.

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