Function of Question Mark

Function of Question Mark

Function of Question Mark

Function of Question Mark

The question which is also known as interrogation point is a punctuation which is marked at the end of an interrogative sentence or clause. This punctuation mark is used in many languages. Interrogative sentences are formed by using ‘Wh’ question words. It is also formed by converting a statement into a question and such questions fetch a ’yes’ or ‘no’ answer. Interrogative sentences are formed using question tags which are more like a confirmation of a fact. However for indirect questions, the question mark is not used.

Practise Exercises

Place the question mark for the interrogative sentence

  1. What do you want
  2. How are they
  3. How nice is the new dress
  4. I don’t know how he does it
  5. I wonder if they ever knew the pain
  6. Where is she staying
  7. Had I known, I would have informed you
  8. When she comes home, where will she sleep
  9. He wants to know where she is now
  10. They didn’t know where to put the garbage
  11. Please, could I have a big glass of water
  12. I doubt whether the car will start
  13. I asked my brother if he had some time for my pet
  14. The teacher asked the students what they were doing
  15. Where is the origin of the river
  16. I wonder if Chris will ever run again
  17. He asked if that sentence ended with a full stop or question mark
  18. Who was responsible for the debacle John Jack
  19. Did he sing the song in the original pitch
  20. Didn’t he tell you that he was leaving

Change the following statement into questions

  1. The teacher asked the children to sit in the ground.
  2. The watchman was not sure whether he could allow the cars in.
  3. The bottles were broken into many pieces.
  4. Groundwater level is going down in many countries.
  5. We can sing the song two more times.

Choose the correct question tags for the following sentences

  1. You’re coming to the school, ___? aren’t youb. isn’t youc. shouldn’t you
  2. It wasn’t very easy, ___? wasn’t itb. isn’t itc. was it
  3. Sue is getting something for Mark, ___? wasn’t heb. isn’t hec. was he
  4. It won’t be anything cheap, ___? won’t itb. isn’t itc. will it
  5. There’s some butter in the refrigerator, ___? isn’t thereb. isn’t itc. wasn’t it
  6. We don’t need to go to theshop today, ___? don’t web. do Ic. do we
  7. Mary can bring some food, ___? won’t sheb. will shec. can’t she
  8. The party starts at seven o’clock, ___? isn’t itb. doesn’t itc. does it
  9. The rope was very long, ___? isn’t itb. wasn’t itc. was it
  10. This shirt is too big for me, ___? isn’t itb. doesn’t itc. does it

 

Addquestion tags to the following sentences

  1. He reads the book loudly,……………………………………………..?
  2. You are Japanese, ……………………………………………..?
  3. Sheeba didn’t use the eraser even once, ……………………………………………..?
  4. All have answered the teacher’s question, …………………………………?
  5. This dog is from Turkey, ……………………………………………..?
  6. Barbara wasn’t listening to the song, ……………………………………………..?
  7. Larawasn’t sleeping on the couch, ……………………………………………..?
  8. Jack and Jill will arrive on the moutain, …………………………………………?
  9. He’s been to market twice,………………………………………………..?
  10. Dogs like meat, ………………………………………………..?

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