Student or Learner
"Do you agree with this: The earth is flat."
(Disregarding the truthfulness of the second sentence...)
Should the first sentence be followed by a colon or a question mark?
No period after the sentence? The question mark sits outside the quotation marks.
Erica asked, "Do you agree with this: 'The earth is flat'?" The question mark here goes outside the single quotation marks but inside the double, where, in my opinion, it belongs. Logically there could be a full stop at the very end, but I think that's excesive.
Last edited by 5jj; 12-Sep-2011 at 21:25. Reason: typo