Definition of indirect question in English:

indirect question

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  • A question in reported speech (e.g. they asked who I was).
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    • 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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