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    Writing a novel– would using '?!' be appropriate in dialogues?


    I am currently writing some sort of long tale, which I am trying to improve to the point of publishing it, and I have been wondering whether using '?!' sparsely in dialogues is appropriate. For example:

    – What on Earth are you trying to do?!

    Also, can the adverb 'fundamentally' be used for a person, or only for concepts?

    I look forward to your answers.
    Last edited by Anthonya; 20-Jan-2014 at 23:18.

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    Re: Writing a novel– would using '?!' be appropriate in dialogues?

    welcome to the forums, Anthonya.

    The use of '?!' is non-standard and should be avoided.

    Please ask the unrelated question in a separate thread, giving us a full sentence containing 'fundamentally' and a person.


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