Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Telugu
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • New Zealand

    • Join Date: Nov 2011
    • Posts: 9
    #1

    Question mark

    I am not sure about the usage of question mark in situations like the following.



    Could you also forward this invitation to Prasad, I do not have his email address?

    Is this sentence grammatically correct?

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,832
    #2

    Re: Question mark

    Quote Originally Posted by Srikanth Dhondi View Post
    I am not sure about the usage of question mark in situations like the following.



    Could you also forward this invitation to Prasad, I do not have his email address?

    Is this sentence grammatically correct?
    If you start with "Could you ..." then it should end with a question mark. However, as you have made the two sentences run together, it does look odd to have the question mark after "I do not have his email address".

    I would suggest:

    Could you also forward this invitation to Prasad? I don't have his email address.

  2. Newbie
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Iraq
      • Current Location:
      • Great Britain

    • Join Date: Aug 2011
    • Posts: 4
    #3

    Re: Question mark

    "Could you also forward this invitation to Prasad." is right without a question mark.
    Do not use a question mark with a polite or formal question.

  3. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,832
    #4

    Re: Question mark

    Quote Originally Posted by rida3 View Post
    "Could you also forward this invitation to Prasad." is right without a question mark.
    Do not use a question mark with a polite or formal question.
    I'm sorry but I have to disagree. "Could you" is quite clearly the start of a question and therefore a question mark is entirely appropriate. If it said "Please forward the invitation to Prasad", no question mark would be necessary.

Similar Threads

  1. I wonder - question mark
    By Verona_82 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 13-Oct-2011, 07:45
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 20-Sep-2011, 09:04
  3. Question mark
    By Allen165 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-Dec-2010, 15:39
  4. Use of question mark
    By scudo in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-Dec-2010, 01:21
  5. Question mark
    By Cooklava in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-Mar-2008, 15:16

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •