Sentences Introduced by Interrogative Adverbs
An interrogative adverb is one which is used to ask a question..
when , where, why, and how.
Note that an interrogative
adverb which modifies a verb inquires concerning the circumstances surrounding
the verb action.
With regard to word-order,
the primary characteristic of interrogative
sentences based on interrogative words
is that the interrogative word almost
always comes at the beginning of the sentence.
As a result, there are two types of word-order.
If the interrogative word is the subject or is a modifier linked with the subject, the word-order of the interrogative sentence is the same as that of a similar declarative sentence.
Who did it? [Compare: He did it.]
Which team won? [Compare: Our team won.]
interrogative adverb, like the other interrogative
may be used in both direct and indirect questions.
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