Guess what’s not a question

Guess what’s not a question. It’s this headline on the home page of Yahoo! TV:

guess ques tv

That’s an imperative sentence starting with guess, which is a command to the reader, not a question.

Guess what’s not a question

Guess what’s not a question on the home page of Yahoo! Style. This:

guess who sty

It’s not a question, it’s a imperative sentence.

Surprise! Guess what’s wrong here

No surprise here: Yahoo! Makers makes a mistake. Shocking, no?

guess quest diy

Guess what the mistake is. It’s that question mark at the end of an imperative sentence.

Guess where the mistake is

Guess where the mistake is on the home page of Yahoo! Movies.

guess where quest mov

It’s that question mark at the end of an imperative sentence.

There are four kinds of sentences: One is the declarative sentence. Do you know what an interrogative sentence is? Tell me what an imperative sentence is. That’s not an exclamatory sentence!

Guess what’s not a question

Why would anyone think that this headline on Yahoo! Shine is a question?

guess whos coming quest shine

That’s actually an imperative sentence: An imperative sentence gives an instruction, an order, a command, or a request. In this case, the writer is requesting that you guess who’s coming to the gala.

Guess who thinks that’s a question

Guess! Who thinks those are questions?

fp question mark

The writers/editors who work on the Yahoo! front page. Guess who’s wrong. The writers/editors who work on the Yahoo! front page. The two headlines that begin with Guess are imperative sentences, not interrogative sentences.

Guess what’s wrong here

Can you guess what’s wrong with this caption on Yahoo! TV?

guess quest tv

That’s right! It’s not a question! It’s an imperative sentence! I guess the writer thought the question was: “Who’s coming to dinner?”

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