The Interrogation





The interrogation is the point that asks questions. It should always be

placed outside quotation marks unless it is a part of the quotation

itself.





_Rules for the Use of the Interrogation_



1. The interrogation point is used at the end of every direct question.



Are you there?



Indirect questions, that is, statements that a question has been asked,

do not require the interrogation.



He asked me if I was there.

He asked the question, Are you there? and received no answer.



2. At the end of each of a series of questions thrown into a single

sentence.



Did he speak in an ordinary tone? or shout? or whisper?



3. The interrogation, like a certain inflection in the voice, may

indicate that a sentence, though declarative in form, is really a

question and requires an answer.



You are, of course, familiar with New York?





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