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Punctuation mark of a compound sentence

Postby Nami Nami » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:20 am

Dear teacher,

If one of the clauses of a compound sentence is a question, what punctuation mark should we use, e.g. something like:

Could you please complete this today and I will then send it out tomorrow.

Or we simply should not construct a sentence this way?


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Re: Punctuation mark of a compound sentence

Postby Alan » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:15 am

Not really grammar but...

Yes, you should indeed avoid combining such incompatible sentence-types (at least for formal/careful use)!

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