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. questions can thus be understood as a kind of illocutionary act in the field of pragmatics or as special kinds of propositions in frameworks of formal semantics such as alternative semantics or inquisitive semantics. questions are often conflated with interrogatives, which are the grammatical forms typically used to achieve them. rhetorical questions, for example, are interrogative in form but may not be considered true questions as they aren't expected to be answered. conversely, non-interrogative grammatical structures may be considered questions as in the case of the imperative sentence "tell me your name".

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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. Questions can thus be understood as a kind of illocutionary act in the field of pragmatics or as special kinds of propositions in frameworks of formal semantics such as alternative semantics or inquisitive semantics. Questions are often conflated with interrogatives, which are the grammatical forms typically used to achieve them. Rhetorical questions, for example, are interrogative in form but may not be considered true questions as they aren't expected to be answered. Conversely, non-interrogative grammatical structures may be considered questions as in the case of the imperative sentence "tell me your name".

Other Languages
Akan: Asɛmbisa
العربية: سؤال
azərbaycanca: Sual
català: Pregunta
Чӑвашла: Ыйту
čeština: Otázka
Deutsch: Frage
español: Pregunta
Esperanto: Demando
فارسی: پرسش
한국어: 질문
हिन्दी: प्रश्न
Bahasa Indonesia: Pertanyaan
isiXhosa: Umbuzo
íslenska: Spurning
עברית: שאלה
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ
қазақша: Сұрақ
Kiswahili: Swali
Кыргызча: Суроо
magyar: Kérdés
Nederlands: Vraag (taal)
日本語: 疑問文
پښتو: پوښتنه
polski: Pytanie
português: Pergunta
română: Întrebare
Runa Simi: Tapuy
русский: Вопрос
Scots: Quaisten
shqip: Pyetja
Simple English: Question
slovenčina: Otázka
Soomaaliga: Weydiin
српски / srpski: Питање
svenska: Fråga
Tagalog: Tanong
தமிழ்: கேள்வி
Taqbaylit: Aseqsi
తెలుగు: ప్రశ్న
ไทย: คำถาม
Türkçe: Soru
українська: Питання
Winaray: Paki-ana
中文: 問句