#30 - Question Mark (?) - English Grammar

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Question Mark (?)

Punctuation is a mark that makes a meaning of a sentence clear. Another common punctuation mark is the question mark. A question mark (?) is most often used at the end of a sentence. It is used when the statement is asking for an answer or reply.

Question Mark

Most question marks come at the end of a sentence. They are used when the statement is asking a question.
  • What is your name?
  • How old are you?
  • Where do you live?
  • Do you have a job?

Question Mark within a Sentence

Sometimes question marks can appear in the middle of a sentence. When quoting a question (direct speech), question marks can be placed within the sentence. Question marks are not used with indirect speech.
  • Correct: "Who are you talking to?" she asked.
  • Incorrect: She asked who I was talking to?

  • Correct: "How are you doing?" Jane asked.
  • Incorrect: Jane asked how I was doing?

  • Correct: "What is your name?" asked the teacher.
  • Incorrect: The teacher asked for my name?

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