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Ending "let me know xxx" with a question mark or period?

You are not asking a question. You are making a statement that someone should notify you. Your statement is similar to a question in that it expresses your need to know when you can come for the ...
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Can you connect two questions with a comma?

Only when you make a list of more than 2 items can you use commas, but you must use 'and' to join the final two items. For example: What time does it start, where is it, and do I need a ticket? Just ...
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Is it "What the Government should do" or "What should the Government do"?

It depends on what you want to say. What the Government should do is a statement. It indicates that what is on the slide is a true fact: Here are some actions, and the Government should take them. ...
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Why is question mark put immediately after the last letter

Yes, it is incorrect to add a space before the question mark. All punctuation (question/exclamation/quotation marks, commas, periods, colons/semicolons, closing parentheses) goes immediately after a ...
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British Punctuation versus American Punctuation

There is no universally accepted rule about single/double quotes in BrE. It depends on the publisher's style. British books usually use single quotation marks, but British newspapers and magazines ...
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Punctuation order

“How can a young man cleanse his ways?”
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'Do you want to see it!' - Which type of sentence is this? Why exclamation mark at the end of a question?

I would not say that this compares to What a life [it is]!, which is not actually a question but an exclamatory statement. The use of a comma between Photos and Do, rather than a period, adds to my ...
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What's the meaning of "has not" in a questiontional statement?

Making a statement with the tone of a question is symbolized by ending it with a question mark, and it expresses the speaker's surprise or even disbelief at what he has just said. Likely, what he said ...
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This question ended with ?"? and I think it is a punctuation error, if it is incorrect is there a way to avoid using ?"?

It's okay -- it's a question within a question. Take a look at How to punctuate a quoted question within a question? Bonus: here's one way of avoiding the nested question: A patient asks you, their ...
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Ending "let me know xxx" with a question mark or period?

I agree with EllieK that your statement is not a question - it's an imperative statement, with let me know... formulating a request - and that it should be written without inversion: Let me know when ...
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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? Both In directly quoted speech, it's more common to separate the two clauses with a ...
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Is it ever OK to use a question mark after a period?

Yes, when using an abbreviation that ends with a period, it is acceptable to follow this with another (different) punctuation mark, as in your example: Do you like to travel to the U.S.? Reference:...
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Question marks and quotations

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 ...
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If "I wonder" is separated by a comma, should the sentence end in a question mark instead of a full stop?

Yes, the sentence is correct. It is correct because "I wonder" is being used as an "introductory phrase" An inroductory phrase is a group of words that comes before the main ...
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Are you student of English literature? Are you a student of English literature OR Are you student in English literature?

I think the possibly correct answers could be : Are you a student of English literature? Are you a student in English literature? The reason is "student" is a countable common noun, so it ...
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Punctuation order

The question mark goes outside the quotation mark unless it is part of the quoted material. So, in this case, the question mark goes inside. Consider these two: "How can a young man cleanse his ...
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