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  1. rock-onn's Avatar
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    why no question mark

    I am going to Delhi for first time and I am not sure what awaits me there.

    The word what is used and no question mark is needed there. Why?

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    Re: why no question mark

    'What' is not only used for questions. No question is being asked in that sentence.

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    Re: why no question mark

    The word 'what' is not an indicator for a question mark. It's not a question.
    'What' is used in many ways apart from starting a question.

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    Re: why no question mark

    This sentence is a question: What awaits me there? The sentence I'm not sure what awaits me there​ is a statement.
    I am not a teacher.

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