What is question mark?

  • (noun): A punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question.
    Synonyms: interrogation point

Question Mark

The question mark (?; also known as an interrogation point, interrogation mark, question point, query or eroteme), is a punctuation mark that replaces the full stop (period) at the end of an interrogative sentence in English and many other languages. The question mark is not used for indirect questions. The question mark character is also often used in place of missing or unknown data.

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Puncutation - Other Languages
... Quotation marks are particularly variable across European languages ... In Greek, the question mark is written as the English semicolon, while the functions of the colon and semicolon are performed by a raised point (·), known as the ano teleia (άνω τελεία) ... Spanish uses an inverted question mark at the beginning of a question and the normal question mark at the end, as well as an inverted exclamation mark at the beginning of an exclamation and the normal ...
Slovene Punctuation - Question Mark
... A question mark (?) is a left-leaning punctuation mark ... Is this true, Urša?" shouted the professor.) When a question without a question word or with ali, or with ?? or ?! is articulated, the pitch is anticadent, thus increased towards the end of such ... the sentence ends with a full stop or an exclamation mark ...
List Of Word Girl Characters - Villains - Current Villains - Ms. Question
... in the episode "Villain School", she wears a red sweater with a yellow question mark and a green mask and tights similar to the Riddler ... Her nose is shaped like an upside-down question mark ... Question?", she flunked out of The Coach's School of Villains and Arch Enemies due to the fact she had no super powers until a question-mark shaped cloud zapped her with a bolt of lighting, which ...
Question Mark - Medicine
... A question mark is used in English medical notes to suggest a possible diagnosis ... It facilitates the recording of a doctor's impressions regarding a patient's symptoms and signs ...
List Of ZZZap! Episodes - Series 5 (1997)
... Question Mark Cooked Breakfast/Pan Scourer/Iron/Jelly Beans ... Question Mark Dustbin/Biscuits ... Question Mark Caravan/Grapes ...

Famous quotes containing the words mark and/or question:

    Love was before the light began,
    When light if over,love shall be
    —Unknown. The Thousand and One Nights.

    AWP. Anthology of World Poetry, An. Mark Van Doren, ed. (Rev. and enl. Ed., 1936)

    It is not only a question of who is responsible for very young children. There is no longer anyone home to care for adolescents and the elderly. There is no one around to take in the car for repair or to let the plumber in. Working families are faced with daily dilemmas: Who will take care of a sick child? Who will go to the big soccer game? Who will attend the teacher conference?
    Fran Sussner Rodgers (20th century)