Question mark (?)

A question mark is used to indicate the end of a question:

Have you seen the movie yet?

Note that you don’t use a question mark at the end of a question in reported speech:

He asked if I had seen the movie yet.

A question mark can also be used in parentheses to show that the writer is unconvinced by or unclear about a statement:

I’m about to get started on the new project, which is apparently quite straightforward (?).


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