Aurora replied neither to the direct nor the indirect question.
An indirect question to one of the clerks helped him to an explanation of this.
An indirect question expresses the substance of a direct question in the form of a subordinate clause.
An indirect question, on the contrary, has an interrogative sense which may be seen by turning the question into the direct form.
An indirect question is sometimes expressed by means of an interrogative pronoun or adverb followed by an infinitive.
An exclamatory sentence in the form of an indirect question is followed by an exclamation point; as,How absolute the knave is!
But whichever tense be used in the summary, a past tense in indirect discourse or in indirect question remains unchanged.
Durnford was absorbed in the landscape, and made no reply to the indirect question.
Dante by an indirect question, seeks to learn how much experience of Inferno is possessed by his guide.
The indirect quotation is usually introduced by that, and the indirect question by whether or if, or regular interrogatives.