Question Mark in English

Question Mark in English

Question Mark: Definition and usage

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Question Mark in English

What is a Question Mark?

A question mark is the bit of punctuation you add at the end of a question to indicate that you are actually inquiring about something. It looks like this ‘?’ and you add it whenever you ask a question in a bit of writing to show that a question has been asked.

What is a Question?

Direct Questions Question Mark in English

As the name indicates, this sentence interrogates or asks a question and ends with a question mark. Whilst most interrogative sentences start with question words like “how” or “why,” but others are yes/no questions that begin with the helping verbs.

Interrogative sentence एक प्रश्नवाचक वाक्य वह है जो एक सीधा सवाल पूछता है और हमेशा एक प्रश्न चिन्ह में समाप्त होता है। ज्यादातर प्रश्नवाचक वाक्य question words like “how” or “why,” से स्टार्ट होते है। लेकिन दूसरे तरह के helping verbs से स्टार्ट होते है।

  1. Where do you live?
  2. Where shall we go?
  3. Why haven’t you started studying?
  4. When did you finish school?
  5. Have you forgotten all those things?
  6. Did we make a cake for you?
  7. Did you take your vitamin this morning?
  8. should I call or email you?
  9. Where in the world did I leave my phone?
  10. Who do you love, you can tell us?
  11. Whose book did you bring me?
  12. When are the best days to go to the mall?
  13. What kind of music do you want to dance to?
  14. How many topics do you have to study?
  15. What kind of music do you like?

Question Mark in English

Indirect Questions

Indirect questions are a little more formal and polite. We use them when talking to a person we don’t know very well, or in professional situations, and their form is a little different.


He asked me what my profession was.

I don’t know what type of man he is.

Question tag

a question mark is also used in the Question tag 

Question mark  का उपयोग Question tag में भी किया जाता है। 


  • हम दुखी थे, है ना?                                    We were sad, weren’t  we?
  • मेरे पास पैसे हैं, नहीं ?                             I have money, haven’t I?
  • पापा के पास कुछ है, है ना ?                    Father has something, hasn’t he?
  • उसके पास किताब थी, नहीं क्या ?            He had a book, hadn’t he?
  • तुम स्कूल जाते हो, है ना ?                       You go to school, don’t you?
  • राम स्कूल जाता है, है ना ?                         Ram goes to school, doesn’t he?
  • वो खेल रही है, है ना?                                She is playing, isn’t she?
  • तुमने ताजमहल देखा है, है कि नहीं ?        You have seen the Taj, haven’t you?
  • हम दुखी नहीं थे, थे क्या ?                         We were not sad, were we?
  • मेरे पास पैसे नहीं हैं, हैं क्या ?                     I don’t have money, do I?
  • राम के पास कुछ नहीं है, है क्या ?               Ram doesn’t have anything, does he?
  • उसके पास किताब नहीं थी, थी क्या ?           He didn’t have a book, did he?
  • तुम स्कूल नहीं जाते हो ना ?                        You don’t go to school, do you?
  • राम स्कूल नहीं जाता, है ना ?                       Ram doesn’t go to school, does he?
  • वो नहीं खेल रही है, है ना ?                         She is not playing, is she?

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