Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: ? Should the question mark not come before the question...

  1. #1
    100%'s Avatar ╚════╩═╬════╝
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    13,671
    so that you know it is a question before you read the question.

    espanish do this

    But of course also, after the question, in case anyone forget,- that it is a question? ?Therefore put a questionmark after the question?

    ?agreed?

  2. Lounge   -   #2
    tesco's Avatar woowoo
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Canadia
    Posts
    24,069
    How about having the upside-down question mark before the question then normal one after?

  3. Lounge   -   #3
    Snee's Avatar Error xɐʇuʎs BT Rep: +1
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    on something.
    Age
    38
    Posts
    22,677
    Quote Originally Posted by 100% View Post
    so that you know it is a question before you read the question.

    espanish do this

    But of course also, after the question, in case anyone forget,- that it is a question? ?Therefore put a questionmark after the question?

    ?agreed?
    I actually read a comic yesterday where they did that.

    Of corse, it was mostly a talking cat that did it, but still.

  4. Lounge   -   #4
    Skiz's Avatar (_8(I)
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    CO
    Age
    40
    Posts
    29,632
    Nope. 90% of questions start with should, what, how, when, etc...so you already know its a question.



    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    The FST Last.fm group

  5. Lounge   -   #5
    100%'s Avatar ╚════╩═╬════╝
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    13,671
    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    Nope. 90% of questions start with should, what, how, when, etc...so you already know its a question.
    Is that a totolagy

  6. Lounge   -   #6
    Skiz's Avatar (_8(I)
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    CO
    Age
    40
    Posts
    29,632
    yes.



    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    The FST Last.fm group

  7. Lounge   -   #7
    JPaul's Avatar Fat Secret Agent
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    19,934
    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    Nope. 90% of questions start with should, what, how, when, etc...so you already know its a question.
    That's just nonsense, when you include the "etc" at the end of your examples it makes the whole contention meaningless. With the etc there you would be as well saying 100% of questions, making it a non-point, enough said.

    And also, any statement can be made into a question, simply by punctuating it properly.

    "You are going to the cinema." is a statement.

    "You are going to the cinema?" is a question.

    "You are going to the cinema!" is an exclamation.

    These marks tell us things which would normally be conveyed by tone and the inflections in our voice.

  8. Lounge   -   #8
    tesco's Avatar woowoo
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Canadia
    Posts
    24,069
    JPaul does that mean you agree with 100%'s proposal?

  9. Lounge   -   #9
    Agrajag's Avatar Just Lame
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    3,006
    Quote Originally Posted by rossco View Post
    JPaul does that mean you agree with 100%'s proposal?
    It actually makes sence to me. Particularly when reading out loud. To know it's a question in advance must surely be a better option than to find out at the end of the sentence.

  10. Lounge   -   #10
    100%'s Avatar ╚════╩═╬════╝
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    13,671
    ?I agree

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •