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Interrogative Sentences in Direct and Indirect Narration

Definition:-  Such sentences in which some question is asked are called Interrogative Sentences. There are two types of interrogative sentences.

  • W-Family
  • Helping Verb

W-Family:-  Sentences start with when, where, why, what, whom, whose etc are called Interrogative Sentences with question words or W-family.

Helping Verb:-  Sentences start with helping verbs like is, am, are, was, were, has, have, shall, will, can etc are called Interrogative Sentences with helping verbs.

Difference between W-Family and Helping Verb:-  We need a complete sentence to answer a question with w-family on the other hand only the word 'Yes or No' is required to answer a question with helping verb.

  • What is your name?    (a question with w-family)
  • My name is james.     (answer is in a complete sentences)
  • Are you going to school?    (a question with helping verb)
  • Yes.     (answer is in a single word 'Yes')