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    #11

    Re: bounce off, reflect back, return, come back

    It's one of the forum rules.

    Always give your sources and the URL where appropriate. Copyright applies to texts, pictures, etc and the site can be held responsible if people post things here that breach the laws. If we see complete texts being posted or other copyright infringements, we will remove the post.

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    #12

    Re: bounce off, reflect back, return, come back

    Quote Originally Posted by Venus.jam View Post
    Would you please let me know why is it necessary?
    Write Would you please let me know why this is necessary? In this question, the subject-verb inversion happens in the first two words. Everything that follows them is a statement which the question refers to.
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    #13

    Re: bounce off, reflect back, return, come back

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Write Would you please let me know why this is necessary? In this question, the subject-verb inversion happens in the first two words. Everything that follows them is a statement which the question refers to.

    "I wonder why this is necessary." What about this one? Shall I use a period after that or a question mark?

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    #14

    Re: bounce off, reflect back, return, come back

    "I wonder why this is necessary" is a statement, so a period (full stop) is needed.

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    #15

    Re: bounce off, reflect back, return, come back

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    Would you please let me know why is it necessary?
    It helps us understand what's going on. We treat what a character in a comic book says differently than we treat what a science textbook says.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #16

    Re: bounce off, reflect back, return, come back

    Quote Originally Posted by Venus.jam View Post
    "I wonder why this is necessary." What about this one? Shall I use a period after that or a question mark?
    No. When in doubt, diagram! As Rover says, "I wonder" is a statement, not a question.
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    #17

    Re: bounce off, reflect back, return, come back

    I find the question to be badly-formed. It can only be answered intelligently if we understand what you need a synonym for; or, if we say they are all synonyms, you are not going to assume that you can interchange them all. A context is needed.

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