The use of questionmarks

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When I take dictation from my boss she insists on adding a question mark at the end of a sentence such as this:

Would you please arrange for one of the Trustees to send the minutes of the Trustees' meetings to me in order that I can review them?

I say that this doesn't need a question mark but I cannot find the correct terminology to use the prove my point.

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Patricia Casey said:
Would you please arrange for one of the Trustees to send the minutes of the Trustees' meetings to me in order that I can review them?

:hi: Hi Patricia,

As the above is a question, why would you not use a question mark?

PS - Welcome to the forum! ;-)
 

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Patricia Casey said:
When I take dictation from my boss she insists on adding a question mark at the end of a sentence such as this:

Would you please arrange for one of the Trustees to send the minutes of the Trustees' meetings to me in order that I can review them?

When a question constitutes a polite request, it is usually not followed by a question mark:

Would everyone in the room who hasn't received an ID card please move to the front of the line.

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Really? Well I'll be ********. ;-)

You learn something every day (especially at this forum). ;-)
 

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Red5 said:
Really? Well I'll be ********. ;-)

You learn something every day (especially at this forum). ;-)

Mind you, that's not to say that "Would you please arrange for one of the Trustees to send the minutes of the Trustees' meetings to me in order that I can review them?" shouldn't end in a question mark. :)
 

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Casiopea said:
Patricia Casey said:
When I take dictation from my boss she insists on adding a question mark at the end of a sentence such as this:

Would you please arrange for one of the Trustees to send the minutes of the Trustees' meetings to me in order that I can review them?

When a question constitutes a polite request, it is usually not followed by a question mark:

Would everyone in the room who hasn't received an ID card please move to the front of the line.

www.webster.commnet

:)

Good find, Cas. Your link is really not a link. Here is the page:

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/question.htm
 

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Red5 said:
Really? Well I'll be ********. ;-)

You learn something every day (especially at this forum). ;-)

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