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    Default Would you tell me how to get to the supermarket?

    Hello,
    Would you tell me how to get to the supermarket?
    Since it is an indirect speech, shouldn't we place a period instead of the question mark?

    Isn't it like saying:
    Would you tell me the way to the supermarket.


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    Default Re: Would you tell me how to get to the supermarket?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklet Cat View Post
    Since it is an indirect speech, shouldn't we place use a period instead of the question mark?

    Isn't it like saying:
    Would you tell me the way to the supermarket.
    No. The indirect question is within the direct question Would you tell me X? Your second sentence also needs a question mark.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Would you tell me how to get to the supermarket?

    I was in doubt. Thank you.

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