Visit the forum if you have a language query!

interrogative

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Be aware that young people have to be able to make their own mistakes and that times change.
Gina Shapira
Jump to: navigation, search

English

Etymology

From Late Latin interrogativus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

interrogative

  1. Asking or denoting a question; pertaining to inquiry; questioning: as, an interrogative phrase, pronoun, or point; an interrogative look or tone of voice.

Quotations

  • 1877: William Dwight Whitney, Essentials of English Grammar for the Use of Schools §470
    The regular place of the interrogative word, of whatever kind, is at the beginning of the sentence, or as near it as possible.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

interrogative

  1. (grammar) A word (pronoun, pronominal adjective, or adverb) implying interrogation, or used for asking a question: why, who, when, etc.
  2. (rare) A question; an interrogation.

Quotations

  • 1819: Sir Walter Scott, A Legend of Montrose, xii
    "Who are you, sir, and what is your business?" demanded the Marquis... "That is a fair interrogative, my lord," answered Dalgetty.

Translations

Related terms

References

  • "interrogative" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

Italian

Adjective

interrogative pl.

  1. Feminine form of interrogativo.

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE