Interrogative Sentence

An interrogative sentence asks a question. It ends with a question mark, which makes it easy to pick out of a lineup.

How can you remember it? Think of the word interrogation. As in:

In dark cell, a bright light shone in the face of the criminal (or maybe just an innocent Gingerbread Man) and shouted interrogative questions like "Where are the others?" or "Do you know the Muffin Man?"

 

Examples

"Can I get your number?"

This is an example of an interrogative sentence because it asks a question. It's often also an example of wishful thinking… womp womp.

"Where did the soda go?"

We may never know, but you should know that this is an interrogative sentence. The question mark is a dead giveaway. As dead as the jerk that stole your Diet Coke.

"Should I stay or should I go?"

Here we have an interrogative sentence. It's also the title of seminal punk band The Clash's only #1 single in the UK (which, if you ask us, is a crime).