interrogative englannista suomeksi
Asking or denoting a question: as, an interrogative phrase, pronoun, or point.
1877: Dwight Whitney|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.
Pertaining to inquiry; questioning
1847: Charles Sealsfield, ''Rambleton: A Romance of Fashionable Life in New-York during the Great Speculation of 1836'' (OCLC), page 127:
- Thus speaking, the good man regarded his lady with an interrogative look. "I do n't know, dear!" she replied kindly, and sighing again.
(synonym of) ⟨?⟩.
1824, J. Johnson, ''Typographia'':
- There be five manner of points and divisions most used among cunning men; the which if they be well used, make the sentence very light and easy to be understood, both to the reader and hearer: and they be these, virgil,—come,—parenthesis,—point,—interrogative.
- Whoever introduced the several points, it seems that a ''full-point'', a point called ''come'', answering to our colon-point, a point called ''virgil'' answering to our comma-point, the ''parenthesis-points'' and ''interrogative-point'', were used at the close of the fourteenth, or beginning of the fifteenth century.
1819: Walter Scott|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.
(feminine singular of)
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