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Question mark - English Language Punctuation - class-X

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Choose the option that best corrects the underlined part.

It will be cooler, won't it, if we turn on the air-conditioning.

  1. air-conditioning?

  2. air-conditioning -

  3. air-conditioning!

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: A
Explanation:

We use question marks when the sentence is part statement, part question. This is the case in the sentence given. Hence, the correct option is A) air-conditioning?

Can everyone in the room swim in deep water.

Choose the option that best corrects the underlined part.

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. deep water,

  3. deep water?

  4. deep water ...


Correct Option: C
Explanation:

A question mark is used at the end of a direct question. Hence, the correct option is C) Deep water? 

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

I wonder who the new president of the organization is.

  1. is?

  2. is,

  3. is!

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: D
Explanation:
According to general rule, a full stop should be placed at the end of a declarative or imperative sentence. A declarative sentence states a simple fact or argument whereas, an imperative sentence is one that gives a command.
The given sentence can be identified as a declarative sentence and a period should be used to mark an end. Thus, the correct answer is Option D, no change.
The other remaining options are incorrect. 
Option A - A question mark is used to mark an interrogative clause.
Option B - A comma is used to generate a pause in a sentence.
Option C - An exclamation mark is used to indicate strong feelings or high volume.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

I wonder whether you can fly this airplane?

  1. airplane.

  2. airplane,

  3. airplane;

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end whereas, a period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. The given sentence is in indirect form. Thus, the correct answer is Option A.
Option D is incorrect - A question mark is used after a direct question. 
Option B and C are incorrect as, comma and semi colon cannot be used to mark an end to a sentence.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

She asked her mother whether she could eat a slice of cake?

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. cake,

  3. cake.

  4. cake;


Correct Option: C
Explanation:

According to general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end whereas, a period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. The given sentence is in indirect form. Thus, the correct answer is Option C.
Option A is incorrect - A question mark is used after a direct question. 
Option B and D are incorrect as, comma and semi colon cannot be used to mark an end to a sentence.


Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

She asked me if her brother had returned home.

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. home?

  3. home,

  4. home -


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end whereas, a period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. The given sentence is in indirect form. Thus, the correct answer is Option A, no change.
Option B is incorrect - A question mark is used after a direct question. 
Option C is incorrect as, a comma is not used to mark an end to a sentence.
Option D is incorrect - Dashes are used to indicate a strong pause or interruption in a sentence.

Choose the option that best corrects the underlined part.

Who will be performing on the stage for the show? The students. The teachers. Or both.

  1. show. The students? The teachers? Or both?

  2. show? The students? The teachers? Or both?

  3. show ... the students? The teachers? Or both?

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: B
Explanation:
All the parts given are direct questions. So, each part must be followed by a question mark. Hence, the correct option is B). 

He should stop having sugar, shouldn't he!

Choose the option that best corrects the underlined word. 

  1. he -

  2. he?

  3. he.

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: B
Explanation:

We use question marks when the sentence is part statement, part question. This is the case of the sentence given. Hence, the correct option is B) he?

Choose the option that best corrects the underlined word.

What if I said to you, "This is not going to work".

  1. work."

  2. work"?

  3. work"

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: B
Explanation:
To signify that the statement is a direct question, we use a question mark at the end of the sentence. Hence, the correct answer is B).

Have you ever seen a rainbow?

Choose the option that best corrects the underlined word.

  1. rainbow.

  2. rainbow!

  3. rainbow ...

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: D
Explanation:
To signify that the statement is a direct question, we use a question mark at the end of the sentence. Hence, the correct answer is D) No Change.

Choose the option that best corrects the underlined word.

There were a hundred and fifty people in the room, weren't there.

  1. there?

  2. there!

  3. there -

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
We use question marks when the sentence is part statement, part question. This is the case of the sentence given. Hence, the correct answer is A) there?

The big question is whether the West Indies can beat Australia in the final of the T20 cricket tournament?

Choose the option that best corrects the underlined words.

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. cricket tournament!

  3. cricket tournament.

  4. cricket tournament,


Correct Option: C
Explanation:
In the given sentence, although the word 'question' is used, it is still a declaratory sentence. 
Declaratory sentences always end with a period. Thus, the correct answer will be Option C.
Exclamation marks are used to indicate strong feelings, high volume or emphasis. Neither of which is required in the given sentence.
A comma is used to indicate a pause in between  sentence. it is to used at the end o a sentence.

The question is not whether Serena Williams will win a twenty-third Grand Slam title, but when.

Choose the option that best corrects the underlined words.

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. but when,

  3. but when?

  4. but when!


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, a question mark is used at the end of a direct sentence whereas, indirect sentences are ended with a period.
The given sentence is an indirect sentence, thus a period should be used to end the sentence.
Thus, the correct answer will be Option A, no change.
Option B and D are incorrect, because a comma is never used at the end of a sentence and an exclamation mark is used to  express strong feelings, high volume or for emphasis.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

Do my new jeans need washing?

  1. washing,

  2. washing.

  3. washing!

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: D
Explanation:
The given sentence is in the form of a question. According to general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end. Thus, the correct answer is Option D, no change.
Option A is incorrect as, a comma is not used to mark an end to a sentence.
Option B is incorrect - A period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. 
Option C is incorrect - An exclamation mark is used to indicate strong feelings or high volume.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

Can you read the label on the bottle?

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. bottle.

  3. bottle,

  4. bottle!


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end whereas, a period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. The given sentence is in the form of a direct question. Thus, the correct answer is Option A, no change. 
Option B is incorrect - A period is used to mark an end to a indirect sentence.
Option C is incorrect as, comma cannot be used to mark an end to a sentence.
Option D is incorrect - An exclamation mark is used to indicate strong feelings or high volume in a sentence.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

Would you help me with my homework.

  1. homework?

  2. homework,

  3. homework;

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end whereas, a period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. The given sentence is in the form of a direct question. Thus, the correct answer is Option A.
Option B and C are incorrect as, comma and semi colon cannot be used to mark an end to a sentence.
Option D is incorrect - A period is used to mark an end to a indirect sentence.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

Is the pink scarf yours?

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. yours,

  3. yours.

  4. yours!


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
The given sentence is in the form of a question. According to general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end. Thus, the correct answer is Option A, no change.
Option B is incorrect as, a comma is not used to mark an end to a sentence.
Option C is incorrect - A period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. 
Option D is incorrect - An exclamation mark is used to indicate strong feelings or high volume.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

Can you read this book out loud to me.

  1. me?

  2. me,

  3. me;

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end whereas, a period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. The given sentence is in the form of a direct question. Thus, the correct answer is Option A. 
Option B and C are incorrect as, comma and semi colon cannot be used to mark an end to a sentence.
Option D is incorrect - A period is used to mark an end to a indirect sentence.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

Did the cat have all the milk?

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. milk.

  3. milk,

  4. milk -


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end whereas, a period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. The given sentence is in the form of a direct question. Thus, the correct answer is Option A, no change.
Option B is incorrect - A period is used to mark an end to a indirect sentence.
Option C is incorrect as, a comma can not used to mark an end to a sentence.
Option D is incorrect. Dashes are used to indicate a strong pause or change of thought.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

She asked me if she could accompany me to the circus?

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. circus.

  3. circus,

  4. circus;


Correct Option: B
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option B, in place of the question mark. 
The remaining options are incorrect, as a comma is used to indicate a pause whereas, a semi colon is used to separate major sentence elements. A question mark is used after an interrogatory clause.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

Who left the milk outside the refrigerator,

  1. refrigerator.

  2. refrigerator!

  3. refrigerator?

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: C
Explanation:

Option C is the correct answer because the given sentence starts with the question word 'who' and the tone of the sentence pertains to that of a question. Hence it is only grammatically correct that the question ends with a question mark. 

Option A is incorrect because the given sentence is not a simple statement and hence using a full stop at the end is not grammatically correct. 
An exclamation mark is used when the given sentence has the tone of surprise or excitement. Hence option B is grammatically incorrect.  
Option D is incorrect because no change in the given sentence pattern with a comma at the end would mean that the sentence is incomplete and that more is to follow. 

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

Which of these singers do you prefer,

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. prefer;

  3. prefer?

  4. prefer.


Correct Option: C
Explanation:
According to general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end whereas, a period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. The given sentence is in the form of a direct question. Thus, the correct answer is Option C.
Option A and B are incorrect as, comma and semi colon can not used to mark an end to a sentence.
Option D is incorrect - A period is used to mark an end to a indirect sentence.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

Who is knocking on the door,

  1. door?

  2. door.

  3. door!

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
The given sentence is in the form of a question. According to general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end. Thus, the correct answer is Option A.
Option B is incorrect - A period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. 
Option C is incorrect - An exclamation mark is used to indicate strong feelings or high volume.
Option D is incorrect as, a comma is not used to mark an end to a sentence.

Have you played netball before!

Choose the option that best corrects the underlined word.

  1. before.

  2. before,

  3. before?

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: C
Explanation:

To signify that the statement is a direct question, we use a question mark at the end of the sentence. Hence, the correct answer is C) Before?

The following sentence is correctly punctuated:
The book was kept on the table, wasn't it.

  1. True

  2. False


Correct Option: B
Explanation:

The statement is false because the sentence is not punctuated correctly. We use a question at the end of sentences that are part statement and part question. So, the correctly punctuated sentence would be:
The book was kept on the table, wasn't it?

State whether true or false:
Question marks are used at the end of direct and indirect questions.

  1. True

  2. False


Correct Option: B
Explanation:

The statement is false because question marks are only used at the end of direct questions. We do not use question marks at the end of indirect questions.
For example:
Where are we going? (direct question)
She asked us where we were going. (indirect question)

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