Periods and Question Marks

I think I was in second grade when I learned this. I was definitely in elementary school. This is not even eighth-grade grammar.


A period ends a sentence that is a statement (a telling sentence).

  • I am going shopping.
  • Sally likes Italian food.
  • The sky is blue.

A question mark ends a sentence that is a question (an asking sentence).

  • Are you going shopping?
  • What kind of food does Sally like?
  • What color is the sky?

This week I witnessed an executive and a teacher confuse the two. I wept.


One Comment Add yours

  1. bernadette kakuta mulenga says:

    Wonderful to be member of sfo here in zambia


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