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Are you student of English literature? Are you a student of English literature OR Are you student in English literature?

Hey one question: Which of the questions are right: Are you student of English literature? Are you a student of English literature? Are you student in English literature?
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Is it ever OK to use a question mark after a period?

I know you can abbreviate the United States as U.S., US, or USA. If you elect to use U.S., can you use a question mark after this version? For example: Do you like to travel to the U.S.?
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Question marks and quotations

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 ...
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1.You may ask: “What does it mean?” , 2.“What does it mean?” you may ask. Which one is correct?

1.You may ask: "What does it mean?" 2."What does it mean?" you may ask. ● Which one is correct? ● Is the usage of the "s correct? ● What's the difference between them, if any? ● What about ...
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British Punctuation versus American Punctuation

I've learned that American English use double quotation marks and place periods inside quotation marks while British English use single quotation marks and place periods outside quotation marks. ...
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Punctuation order [duplicate]

Where do you place punctuation when quoting a question? Also in general. I’m not sure whether to place the quotation mark before or after the punctuation mark. -“How can a young man cleanse his ways”?...
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Writing style when a question mark, apostrophe mark, and a comma come together

I'm writing a sentence - If you have a question on 'How to make french fries?', here is the answer. MS Word shows an error because of those three tiny creatures - a question mark, a closing ...
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Do periods and question marks come inside the quotation mark, or outside?

I am very well aware of punctuation usage difference between American and British usage, but this part confuses me a little. Example: A. Why did he ask, "Who are you?" B. Why did he ask, "Who ...
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What is the symbol for an “Answer”, if so why we're not using that?

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 ...
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Is “Hello.” a sentence?

I've seen this at many places, that people who know very good English (even native speakers of English) write "Hello" followed by a full stop. My confusion is that the use of the full stop indicates ...
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Did you know…? Where does the question mark go?

Where does the question mark go in 'Did you know...'? I am trying to punctuate: Did you know... 1% of the population xxxxx 7% of the population xxxxx 16% of employers xxxxx etc. etc....
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Can I append question marks to affirmative sentence to confirm/ask something

Consider the sentences: It is raining there? You're gay? You will be able to finish this by monday? First sentence means: I think it is raining there and I am confirming it. Second ...
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When can we omit “does” in the question sentence

I am learning Duolingo English course, I saw a sentence like this: Who uses the wheels? But should we use something below? Who does use the wheels? What's difference between two? When can I ...
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Why do my “How to” questions often get renamed to “How do I”?

On the other hand the edit that fix mistype in "How to" got though community approval. What is the rule about "How to" and "How do I"? Why are some tutorials called "How to"s?
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Colon/question mark conflict in a question containing a description

Which punctuation mark to use in a sentence that contains a description (needs colon) and a question (needs question mark)? Example: How would you act in a situation like this one: you are trapped ...
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How to use “to be” at the end of a sentence

I have some confusion about this; for example: Where is the bank? I don't know where the bank is. I don't know how to be is used at the end of sentences.
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Is the question mark needed at the end of indirect questions?

When I asked an earlier question I wasn't sure whether to put a question mark at the end of the following sentence, which is, obviously, a question, even if it is not written in interrogative form: ...
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Does the question mark mean this is a question?

Imagine the following written conversation, as recently occurred via SMS between me and a friend (edited for brevity): A: What are you going to do today? B: I don't know. Go shopping? What ...