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    Dear Teacher,

    What should be after "issued or not" in the following sentence? Is it a question mark or a Full Stop (Period)?


    Kindly let us know whether the invoices for the following Delivery Orders issued or not. (Is it a "?" or ".")

    Sweetie

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    Default Re: whether the invoices for the following Delivery Orders issued or not

    It requires a period. Try,

    Ex: ...whether or not the invoices for the following delivery orders were issued.

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    Default Re: whether the invoices for the following Delivery Orders issued or not

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetie_sneha View Post
    Dear Teacher,
    What should be after "issued or not" in the following sentence? Is it a question mark or a Full Stop (Period)?
    Kindly let us know whether the invoices for the following Delivery Orders issued or not. (Is it a "?" or ".")
    Sweetie
    This is not a direct question so no question mark is needed. The verb is in the passive so verb to be"is" or "are" is needed before issued:
    Kindly let us know whether the invoices for the following delivery orders have already been issued (better submitted or made out) or not.

    I changed the tense to present perfect because present is relevant here.
    Last edited by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim; 25-Dec-2006 at 13:10.

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    Default Re: whether the invoices for the following Delivery Orders issued or not

    This is simply a difference of style, not grammar, but whenever I required information such as this, I would ask for specific details, letting the recipient know that I presume he has already done the task. For example:

    Kindly advise the invoice numbers and dates for the following delivery orders:

    This way the recipient will either supply the information, or he will realize he's delinquent in issuing invoices and will attend to the matter promptly.

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    Default Re: whether the invoices for the following Delivery Orders issued or not

    Thanks a lot to everybody who answered my question.

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    Default Re: whether the invoices for the following Delivery Orders issued or not

    You're most welcome, sweetie_sneha.

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