I know the symbol of question is '?', we use that to ask a question verbally.
But when giving the answer is there any symbol to denote that and if so why we are not using any symbol to mention the same?

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    The distinction that must be made is between question and statement. We can tell from context when a statement is in reply to a preceding question. The question mark is not a necessity but a convenience. Jan 6 '16 at 13:27

There is no answer mark per se in the way there is a question mark
Questions usually ask one of the following


and are ended with a "?"

Answers are usually statements of fact and end in either

"!"(exclamation mark)

sometimes a question may be answered with a question which ends with a "?" and this can frustrate the questioner.

Answers can start with the word because

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road
A: Because he wanted to get to the other side

You might think of because as an answer marker, however not all answers use "because".

  • Glad to help. If you think the answer is the one you are looking for, please click the "tick" mark.
    – Peter
    Jan 6 '16 at 14:13
  • "Because" is only used to reply to "why" questions. If I asked, "Who owns that bicycle?" I'd expect you to respond with the name of a person, not any sort of statement beginning "because". Etc. I don't know of any word that would indicate an answer in general.
    – Jay
    Jan 6 '16 at 18:37

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