RE: Does a rhetorical question need a '?'

Subject: RE: Does a rhetorical question need a '?'
From: "Johan Hiemstra" <webmaster -at- techexams -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 21:23:12 +0200


I guess I have no choice then and have to go with a ?. I checked several
punctuation guides and they all state that a question needs a question mark.
Reason I asked I cause I've seen them rhetorical questions without it and
figured it 'could' be a style issue. I'm afraid that question mark may lead
to a distraction for the readers who actually try to answer it. I'll leave
it up to my proof readers whether I should rewrite that line into a
statement.

Thanks for the response on this. Even you Bill. ;)


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