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 SentencesHere are some examples of interrogative sentences:
Beware Sentences with Indirect QuestionsA statement with an indirect question is a declarative sentence and not an interrogative sentence. For example:
An indirect question can form part of an interrogative sentence. For example:
Types of QuestionThere are three main types of question:
(Answer to this question: No.)
(Answer: I've seen this film before.)
(Answer: salsa dip)
Other Sentence TypesHere are some examples of other sentence types:
An imperative sentence is a command or a polite request. It ends with an exclamation mark (!) or a full stop / period. For example:
A declarative sentence states a fact or an argument and ends with a
full stop () / period (). For example:
An exclamatory sentence expresses excitement or emotion. It ends with an exclamation mark (!). For example:
What is a sentence?
What is an indirect question?
What is a declarative sentence?
What is an exclamatory sentence?
What is an imperative sentence?
Glossary of grammatical terms
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:
Click on the interrogative sentence: