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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List Of ZZZap! Episodes - Series 5 (1997)
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List Of Word Girl Characters - Villains - Current Villains - Ms. Question
... 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 gave ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... the sentence ends with a full stop or an exclamation mark ...

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