indirect question

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indirect question
Compare direct question a question reported in indirect speech, as in She asked why you came

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Main Entry:  indirect question
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a question embedded in a sentence; an inquiry in reported speech, e.g. He asked who I was.
Usage:  gram.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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