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Punctuation: the question mark


A question mark (?) is a punctuation mark that replaces the full stop (period) at the end of a direct question.

“How old are you?”

“Where does Scott work?”

A question mark is not used for indirect questions.

“I asked my father if I could borrow the car.”

“I wonder if Obama will win again.”

It is also used at the end of a question tag.

“You will come to the party, won’t you?”

“He’s tall, isn’t he?”

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