RE: Is it good English to end a question with an exclamation mark?

Subject: RE: Is it good English to end a question with an exclamation mark?
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Raj Machhan'" <raj -dot- machhan -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'TECHWR'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 20:23:26 -0800

It should be three question marks. The multiple question marks add the
emphasis that an exclamation point would provide.

"Have you logged on to www.xyz.com to send FREE SMS ???"

Lauren

> From: Raj Machhan

> Hi all,
>
> I am up against a peculiar situation trying to choose between
> a question
> mark (?) and an exclamation mark (!) to end a sentenece. It may appear
> trivial, but after tapping multiple sources for a definite answer, I
> concluded this was a matter fit for discussion.
>
> Which one of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
>
> 1. Have you logged on to www.xyz.com to send FREE SMS !!!
>
> 2. Have you logged on to www.xyz.com to send FREE SMS ?
>
>
> This sentence is part of a promotion designed to attract visitors to a
> website. The copywirter is sure that the first option is
> correct. Others,
> however, are not so sure about it.

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