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Law
1. a matter submitted to a court or other tribunal for judicial or quasi-judicial decision
2. question of fact (in English law) that part of the issue before a court that is decided by the jury
3. question of law (in English law) that part of the issue before a court that is decided by the judge
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The semantic structure of an interrogative sentence should be rewritten according to its questioned part.
The use of falling intonation decreases the openness of the interrogative sentence type and functions as a reminder of the speaker's authority.
According to this scenario, Kihnu speakers have derived the simple interrogative sentence with a verb in the imperative mood from a complex sentence with omitted main clause.
Without a question mark, this interrogative sentence functions as more than a simple question and raises an alarm so that the reader cannot help but wonder with the children if there may be something important in the reader's own familiar daily life that he or she fails to recognize.
It is questions, rather than interrogatives or askings, that are to be equated with sets of answers; and it is questions which, on this story, are denoted by interrogative sentences.
These interrogative particles occasionally appear in Honglou meng preceded by ke, an optional interrogative prefix that has no effect on the meaning of the interrogative sentence in which is appears (Lu Shuxiang 1948):
The use of the interrogative sentence type secures the addressee's optionality to decide, which makes the act of advising more explicit.
An interrogative construction is symmetric if no other structural differences than the presence of an interrogative marker can be observed between an interrogative sentence and its declarative counterpart.
Interrogative sentence, one of syntactic-grammatical means of cohesion, has definite semantic relations with the text that follows.
The monograph "Kusilause eesti keeles" (Tallinn 1981; The interrogative sentence in Estonian) by Helle Metslang is the first comprehensive study of the types of the Estonian interrogative sentence.
Its example is the learners' avoidance of auxiliary inversion in the interrogative sentences of English.
Other pronouns are used in negative and interrogative sentences.