(4,397 words)


Questions fall into two main groups: alternative questions (including yes/no questions) and constituent questions (wh-questions). Questions may be direct or indirect. Indirect questions may have the same form as direct questions or be explicitly marked as indirect.

1. Introduction

The question is a sentence type found in most languages of the world. The function of questions h…

Cite this page
Eirik Welo, “Questions”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 18 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2013

▲   Back to top   ▲