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    Question QUESTION : Which question mark is correct for the sentence above ?.

    SENTENCE : Surely she is going to stop crying (. . .).It seems she will keep on crying.

    QUESTION : Which question mark is correct for the sentence above ?.and why?

    (A) (?). (B) (!). (C) (:). (D) (.). (E) ( ").

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    Default Re: QUESTION : Which question mark is correct for the sentence above ?.

    Quote Originally Posted by pussycat0121a View Post
    SENTENCE : Surely she is going to stop crying (. . .).It seems she will keep on crying.

    QUESTION : Which question mark is correct for the sentence above ?.and why?

    (A) (?). (B) (!). (C) (:). (D) (.). (E) ( ").
    The question should read, "Which punctuation mark is appropriate ..."

    If it seems likely that she will keep on crying, then we are hardly likely to say, "Surely she is going to stop crying", whatever the punctuation.
    Last edited by 5jj; 20-Sep-2011 at 06:13. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: QUESTION : Which question mark is correct for the sentence above ?.

    you mean : quotation marks

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    Default Re: QUESTION : Which question mark is correct for the sentence above ?.

    Quote Originally Posted by pussycat0121a View Post
    you mean : quotation marks
    No, I don't. I mean 'punctuation mark'.

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    Default Re: QUESTION : Which question mark is correct for the sentence above ?.

    Quote Originally Posted by pussycat0121a View Post
    you mean : quotation marks
    It's very disrespectful to contradict a teacher of fivejedjon's experience.

    Look here for information on punctuation marks.

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    Default Re: QUESTION : Which question mark is correct for the sentence above ?.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's very disrespectful to contradict a teacher of fivejedjon's experience.
    Actually, I don't mind being contradicted - I have been known to make a mistake occasionally.

    It was the form of the contradiction that might appear aggressive. It is often more tactful to phrase such things in the form of a question, "Do you mean 'quotation marks'?"

    Not only is this more tactful if the person addressed has made a mistake, , but it saves yourself from embarrassment if the person addressed has not made a mistake.

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