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    #1

    Question mark or full stop

    1. I was wondering if the 18" high comment refers to the back of the sofa or the seat.

    2. I was wondering if the 18" high comment refers to the back of the sofa or the seat?

    Does the sentence have to end with a full stop or question mark?

    Thanks.


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    #2

    Re: Question mark or full stop

    "I was wondering" is not a question, so end with a full stop.

    Another couple of examples:

    "I asked him a question."

    "I asked him where he lived."

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    #3

    Re: Question mark or full stop

    Thanks.


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    Re: Question mark or full stop

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    1. I was wondering if the 18" high comment refers to the back of the sofa or the seat.

    2. I was wondering if the 18" high comment refers to the back of the sofa or the seat?

    Does the sentence have to end with a full stop or question mark?

    Thanks.
    It depends on context. If it is a comment you use a full stop, but if it is a question you use a question mark.

    Your sentence, in the absence of any context, looks like a comment and would have a full stop. A sentence such as

    "I wonder if you could help me?"

    is asking for help and would have a question mark.

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