How To Ask A Question In A Sentence?

The MLA Style Center

  • If a direct question contained in a sentence is long or has internal punctuation, set the question off with a comma and begin it with a capital letter:
  • A single question contained in a sentence can also be preceded by a colon as long as the word before the question is not a verb.

What is a sentence for question?

The basic function (job) of an interrogative sentence is to ask a direct question. It asks us something or requests information (as opposed to a statement which tells us something or gives information). Interrogative sentences require an answer. Look at these examples: Is snow white? (answer → Yes.)

How do you ask multiple questions in a sentence?

Question marks replace commas

This is a grammatically correct use of the question mark. It might look awkward to some, but the laws of grammar state that when multiple questions are asked in the same sentence, a “?” can be used in place of a comma to indicate multiple questions.

Can you ask a question without a question mark?

Some sentences are statements—or demands—in the form of a question. They are called rhetorical questions because they don’t require or expect an answer. Many should be written without question marks.

How do you write a question?

6 Best Practices for Writing Survey Questions

  1. Use Simple, Direct Language. Avoid using big words, complicated words, and words that could have multiple meanings.
  2. Be Specific.
  3. Break Down Big Ideas into Multiple Questions.
  4. Avoid Leading Questions.
  5. Ask One Thing per Question.
  6. Use More Interval Questions.

What is simple question?

A question is what someone asks, usually when there is something that he or she does not know. In writing, a question mark (“?”) comes at the end of a question.

What is simple sentence?

The Simple Sentence. A simple sentence contains only one independent clause. An independent clause is a group of words that has a subject and a verb and can stand alone as a complete thought. These kinds of sentences have only one independent clause, and they don’t contain any subordinate clauses.

Is the word is a verb?

Is is a verb? Is is what is known as a state of being verb. State of being verbs do not express any specific activity or action but instead describe existence. The most common state of being verb is to be, along with its conjugations (is, am, are, was, were, being, been).

How do you punctuate a question in a sentence?

The MLA Style Center

  • If a direct question contained in a sentence is long or has internal punctuation, set the question off with a comma and begin it with a capital letter:
  • A single question contained in a sentence can also be preceded by a colon as long as the word before the question is not a verb.

What is meant by verb?

A verb is a word that expresses an action or a state of being. Because action verbs and linking verbs are strong enough to be used in sentences all by themselves, they are called main verbs.

Is a request a question?

A question is an utterance which typically functions as a request for information, which is expected to be provided in the form of an answer. Rhetorical questions, for example, are interrogative in form but may not be considered true questions as they are not expected to be answered.

Is could always a question?

5 Answers. Actually, sentences that begin with ‘could’, ‘should’, or ‘would’ are questions and should have a trailing question mark.

Can a statement be a question?

Questions, commands and advice are typically not statements, because they do not express something that is either true or false. But sometimes people use them rhetorically to express statements. We saw an example of a question which by itself is not a statement, but can be used to express a statement.