Use of a question mark


Do I need a question mark?

Tony was seeking could PAPER be differentiated

question asked Oct 23 '13 at 18:56 Chris New member

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This is a declarative statement and needs a period. 'Seeking' should be 'asking', and you need an 'if' after 'seeking'. Paper does not need to be all caps unless it's an acronym.  What is paper being differentiated from? If you're talking about different types of paper, that should be included.


 Tony was asking if types of paper could be differentiated.


If this were a direct rather than indirect quote, you would use a question mark.

Tony asked, "Can types of paper be differentiated?"

link comment answered Oct 23 '13 at 19:28 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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