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indirect question

Syllabification: in·di·rect ques·tion

Definition of indirect question in English:

noun

Grammar
A question in reported speech, e.g., they asked who I was.
Example sentences
  • Instead of asking them direct questions about their own activities, it was deemed better to ask indirect questions about the activities of their peers.
  • I asked some indirect questions to find out his marital status.
  • ‘Well then let me ask you an indirect question,’ Karen offered.

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