Ponto de interrogação

Utilize o ponto de interrogação no final de todas as perguntas diretas.

Exemplos
  • What is your name?
  • Do you speak Italian?
  • You're Spanish, aren't you?

Não utilize o ponto de interrogação com perguntas no discurso indireto.

Exemplos
  • He asked me what my name was.
  • She asked if I was Spanish.
  • Ask them where they are going.

As perguntas mais longas também deve receber o ponto de interrogação.

Exemplos
  • Isn't it true that global warming is responsible for more and more problems which are having a disastrous effect on the world's climate and leading to many millions of people in countries that can least afford it having to contend with more and more hardship?
  • Why is it that even though you are unkind to me, ignore me when I ask you for help, and consistently forget to thank me when I do favors for you, you still claim to want me to be your friend and appear surprised when I prefer to hang out with other people?

O ponto de interrogação ocasionalmente aparece no meio das orações.

Exemplos
  • There is cause for concern (isn't there?) that the current world economic balance is so fragile that it may lead to a global economic downturn.
  • "Why is she here?" asked Henry.