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Descriptive Writing

Concept: Writing Question Sentence

Sentences and their types

  • There are different kinds of sentences in the English language.
  • An interrogative sentence is one of the types of sentences.
  • An interrogative sentence is a type of sentence that asks a question and always ends with a question mark.



More about Interrogative Sentences

An interrogative sentence usually begins with words like do, does, did or wh-words such as why, when, whom, etc.



  1. What is it?
  2. Did you eat your food?

Format of an Interrogative Sentence

The most common format of an interrogative sentence with a ‘Wh’ word is as follows:


In an interrogative sentence with ‘wh’ words, the subject is written after the helping verb .

Another pattern of interrogative sentence which starts with an auxiliary verb is as follows:


Types of Interrogative Sentences

There are two kinds of interrogative sentences that you will often come across in the English language.

  1. Positive Interrogative Sentences
  2. Negative Interrogative Sentences

Let’s take a look at some of the examples of positive and negative interrogative sentences to understand it better.

Positive Negative
Does he know about your plan? Doesn’t he know about your plan?
Do you like tea? Do you not like tea?
Did you study last night? Why didn’t you study last night?

Common Mistake

Don’t forget to end an interrogative sentence with a question mark. An interrogative sentence always has a question mark.

Incorrect and Correct Usage:

  • What is your name?
  • What is your name.
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