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Posting in a StackExchange website, I was confronted to this situation:

Should I do it considering the following?

  • condition 1
  • condition 2
  • ...

My first question is, was I right to use a question mark?


Plus, are other punctuations symbols allowed like colon and if so, when should I prefer it to a question mark?

Should I do it considering the following:

  • condition 1
  • condition 2
  • ...

Finally, in another similar problem when I have:

Should I do it considering the following?

  • case 1
  • case 2
  • ...

I'd say it's actually the same problem and what was said before remains, am I right?

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  • I generally put a question mark followed by a colon. Would this work?: Jun 9, 2019 at 10:49
  • Is it the only acknownledged way to do so? If yes you can answer my question :)
    – JKHA
    Jun 9, 2019 at 13:55
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    I would use either a question mark or a colon, but not both. Some dialects still use multiple punctuation marks, but aside from one or two exceptions, I feel this is old-fashioned and generally redundant. However, most of the time it does not matter much, unless you are writing for a formal publication. In that case, consult their style guide to see if they have any specific rule.
    – Andrew
    Jun 10, 2019 at 4:33
  • @Andrew that would make a good answer
    – Gamora
    Jun 11, 2019 at 15:51
  • @Bee sure, except that it's just one opinion of many. Questions that can only be answered by opinions should be closed.
    – Andrew
    Jun 11, 2019 at 16:46

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I know this may get closed because it is opinion based, however to me there is a good answer that will always be right.

Consider the following:

  • case 1
  • case 2

Should I do it?

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