May I go there?: I often thought, of this.

I think: I have, maybe, seen: some two punctuations, in, some, books. May you get to use this, in proper, grammatical, English grammar?

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    They are "points" or "punctuation marks", not "punctuations". And every point in the body of your question following the blockquote is superfluous except the question mark, the full stop and the comma after proper. Commented May 13, 2017 at 0:43
  • That may seem maybe strange. I think, I maybe saw this, in a, maybe, book, by a, maybe, Ph.D. writer.
    – saySay
    Commented May 27, 2017 at 4:13

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You'll see all sorts combinations of dashes, question marks and exclamation marks in very casual writing, but in formal writing you will find two points together only when

  • a quoted passage bracketed in quotation marks is concluded with a point

    "So there!" she said.

  • a supplementary phrase bracketed in parentheses or dashes is concluded with a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark:

    I am told—should I believe it?—that quite reputable authors disparage the use of the Oxford comma.

  • a dash introducing a comment follows an assertion concluded with a question mark or exclamation mark:

    He claims to have seen it himself? —I am dubious.

But these last two are markedly conversational, if not altogether colloquial.

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