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    In a sequence of questions, shall I put a comma after each question?
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    Default Re: Shall I put a comma

    Would you have an example for us?

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    Post Re: Shall I put a comma

    How are you? Have you finished school? What are your plans for this summer? Will you visit us?...

    Suppose these questions are to be written, should they be separated with commas?

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    Default Re: Shall I put a comma

    From Garbl's Editorial Style Manual: Q-R

    For multiple questions, either use a single question mark at the end of the complete sentence:

    Ex: Did Josephine plan the project, manage the budget and supervise the staff?

    Or stress each element by breaking up the sentence:

    Ex: Did Josephine plan the project? Manage the budget? Supervise the staff?


    Also, put only one space after a question mark (and other sentence-ending punctuation).

    The question mark replaces the comma normally used when attributing a quotation:

    Ex: "Who is going with the reporter?" she asked.
    Does that help?

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