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10.1.2. Question mark

Every question which expects a separate answer should be followed by a question mark. The next word should begin with a capital letter. There should be no space between the question mark and the preceding word, letter or number.

A question mark is used at the end of a direct question:

How will this affect EU trade?

However, question marks are not used in indirect speech:

We should ask ourselves how this policy will affect EU trade.

Do not use a question mark after a request or instruction disguised as a question out of courtesy:

Would you please sign and return the attached form.
Last updated: 22.4.2015
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