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Interrogative sentences

Just think about interrogating someone for this type of sentence. It’s used when a question is asked. For normal questions, you’d probably just use a question mark at the end of the sentence. For very strong interrogative statements, however, you can also use an exclamation mark at the end of the sentence.

What are you doing tonight?

Just a simple question asking what someone will be doing that night, so a question mark is used.

You did what!

This sentence is what someone might say angrily upon hearing that someone else has screwed up. For instance, a son who’s just crashed his car telling his dad.

Simple interrogative sentences are questions that have yes or no answers:

Did you finish your homework?

A more complicated type needs a more detailed answer, rather than simply a ‘yes’ or ‘no’:

How are you going to finish your homework tonight?

Usually, there is an interrogative word somewhere in the sentence, often at the start. Here are some interrogative words:

why, how, who, when, where, how much, which