Student or Learner
I regularly see sentences like the following:
-Please can you fax me a map of the city centre.
-Please can you make the modifications.
-Could you please reserve 2 single rooms.
I'm rather surprised because there is no question mark at the end,is this a correct structure?
I am not a teacher, but I am a native speaker.
These are very common mistakes made by native speakers. Many people are only used to putting "?" at the end of questions beginning with "What", "Who", "Where", "Why and "How. People just forget to put question marks at the end of these sentences. You will probably always see this mistake every once in a while.
These are not questions, but requests/instructions for actions to be carried out. They do not require a question mark.
Is it possible that you can fax me a map of the city centre? is a question asking for an answer.
Can you make the modifications? is also a question which can be answered rather than an instruction.
"Would everyone in the room who hasn't received an ID card please move to the front of the line."
I would not assume this sentence to have a question mark. But what is the changing point? Including the word "please"?