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Old 03-06-2012, 12:09 PM
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All I care about are the exclamation points.

I hate seeing those in thread titles in the professional section of the AO.


I do not know why people put periods at the end of interrogatory statements.

Yes, it's wrong. But there's really no point in confronting people about it, unless they're putting them into official publications.
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There are complex questions I sometimes use that seem weird if ending with a question.
Can't think of a specific example.

Probably something like

Do you think it's necessary to output the data in a format that, when normally used, isn't really that convincing.
I think those types of sentences should end with a period but start with an upside down question mark.
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I think those types of sentences should end with a period but start with an upside down question mark.
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This happened again today. Get it together guys!
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This happened again today. Can you get it together guys.
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Could be acceptable in cases where the question is rhetorical and you don't want an answer.
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A period ending an interrogative statement is indicative that the explicit question has an implied answer that has already been given.

See red text below for details.
You forgot the exclamation points.

"Yes!" followed by a "Thanks!".
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Don't people generally only do this with rhetorical questions.

That's how I use it.
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Don't, people!
generally only do this with rhetorical questions.

That's how I use it.
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surely the worst grammatical offenses consist of those notorious statements that are posed as questions? 'with a question mark on the end? y'know? and some U.S. americans out there in our nation right now, don't have maps, so that we can build up a future for our children. i swear people are becoming more and more dumber with the English language.
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