Yes-no Question

Yes-no Question



A term used in the grammatical subclassification of types of question to refer to a question form where a grammatical reply would have to be of the types yes or no. It is formally marked by inverted subject verb order, e.g. is she going? These ‘general’ or ‘inverted order’ questions are contrasted with WH-questions.


给提问作语法分类的术语,指一种提问形式,合乎语法的回答必须是yes“是”或no“不是”。其形式标记是主语—动词词序的倒置,例如is she going?“她去吗?”。这种“一般”或“倒置词序”问句与WH-问句对立。