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yes-no interrogative

A term used by linguists to refer to an interrogative clause that elicits either a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ response. For example, Are you cold?, Would you like something to drink? See also yes-no question.

yes-no question

A term used in pragmatics that refers to an utterance that can be interpreted as eliciting a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ response. Typically, such an utterance would grammatically be a yes-no interrogative, but it need not be, as in the following example: She never went to San Francisco? Grammatically this is a declarative clause, but pragmatically it has the force of a yes-no question.
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