Question Mark

question mark

The main function of a question mark is to indicate a question or query.

1. Use a question mark at the end of all direct questions:

2. Use a question mark after a tag question:

3. Don't forget to use a question mark at the end of a sentence that really is a direct question:

4. In very informal writing (personal letter or email), people sometimes use a question mark to turn a statement into a question:

In the same situation, they may use two or three question marks together to show that they are not sure about something:

5. Do not use a question mark after an indirect or reported question:

6. Many polite requests or instructions are made in the form of a question. But because they are not really questions, they do not take a question mark:

7. Be careful with titles and abbreviations when question marks are involved:

Note that there should be no space immediately before a question mark.