According to GrammarBook.com, "the placement of question marks with quotation marks follows logic. If a question is within the quoted material, a question mark should be placed inside the quotation marks."

She asked, "Will you still be my friend?" is correct. However, do we need a period after closing the quotation?

"Will you still be my friend?". No, I will not.


"Will you still be my friend?" No, I will not.

Do you agree with the saying, "All's fair in love and war"? I know we don't need a period for this sentence because the question mark needs to be on the outside, but I'm not sure about the previous example.


Your examples serve to answer your own question.

If no full stop (period) is required after the question in quotes:

"Will you still be my friend?"

It will not be required either by the addition of a subsequent sentence.

That's to say that the response No, I will not. does not influence the punctuation of the previous question. It's a separate sentence.

A writer would probably start a new paragraph with the response.

https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/full-stops-after-question-marks-if-outside-a-quote.1776224/ https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/explore/is-a-question-mark-a-full-stop/ https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/punctuation/punctuation-in-direct-speech

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