A direct question is a sentence that asks a question and ends with a question mark.
- What is your name?
- How old are you?
- What is your favourite team?
There are three main types of direct question:
The reply is yes or no.
- Are you going out tonight?
- Did you send the parcel?
They begin with a question word.
- Where are you going?
- What time is it?
They contain the connecting word or.
- Would you like tea or coffee?
- Will you go to Croatia or Greece this year?
Contrast with indirect questions.