View table of contents for this book View table of contents for LinguaLinksLibrary Go to LinguaLinks home page
 

What is an alternative question?

 

Definition
 

An alternative question is a question that presents two or more possible answers and presupposes that only one is true.

Example (English)
 
  • Would you like chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry ice cream?

    Source:

    Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 823

  • Generic
      An alternative question is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 823–824


    Context for this page:

    Go to SIL home page This page is an extract from the LinguaLinks Library, Version 5.0 published on CD-ROM by SIL International, 2003. [Ordering information.]

    Page content last modified: 5 January 2004

    © 2004 SIL International