Rhetorical questions, for example, are interrogative in form but may not be considered true questions as they are not expected to be answered.
Conversely, non-interrogative grammatical structures may be considered questions as in the case of the imperative sentence "tell me your name".
There are also nominal questions, designed to inquire about a level of quantitative measure, usually making connections between a number and a concept (as in "1 = Moderate; 2 = Severe; 3 = ...").
Open-ended or open questions give the respondent greater freedom to provide information or opinions on a topic. " A type of question that is similar in form to a yes–no question, but is not intended to be answered with a "yes" or "no", is the alternative question (or choice question).
" may be used as a joke or to embarrass an audience, because any answer a person could give would imply more information than he was willing to affirm.
Questions can also be used as titles of works of literature, art and scholarship.In English, German, French and various other languages, questions are marked by a distinct word order featuring inversion – the subject is placed after the verb rather than before it: "You are cold" becomes "Are you cold?" However, English allows such inversion only with a particular class of verbs (called auxiliary or special verbs), and thus sometimes requires the addition of an auxiliary do, does or did before inversion can take place ("He sings" → "Does he sing? In some languages, yes–no questions are marked by an interrogative particle, such as the Japanese ma and Polish czy. Intonation patterns characteristic of questions often involve a raised pitch near the end of the sentence.Also, in languages generally, wh-questions are marked by an interrogative word (wh-word) such as what, where or how. In English this occurs especially for yes–no questions; it may also be used for sentences that do not have the grammatical form of questions, but are nonetheless intended to elicit information (declarative questions), as in "You're not using this?In languages such as English this word generally moves to the front of the sentence (wh-fronting), and subject–verb inversion occurs as in yes–no questions, but in some other languages these changes in word order are not necessary (e.g. " In languages written in Latin, Cyrillic or certain other scripts, a question mark at the end of a sentence identifies questions in writing.Examples include Leo Tolstoy's short story How Much Land Does a Man Need?, the painting And When Did You Last See Your Father? , and the academic work Who Asked the First Question?These are used as subordinate clauses in sentences such as "I wonder where my keys are" and "Ask him where my keys are." Indirect questions do not necessarily follow the same rules of grammar as direct questions.For example, in English and some other languages, indirect questions are formed without inversion of subject and verb (compare the word order in "where are they? Indirect questions may also be subject to the changes of tense and other changes that apply generally to indirect speech." are interrogative in form, but are not true questions.Pre-suppositional or loaded questions, such as "Have you stopped beating your wife?