The MLA Style Center
- If a direct question contained in a sentence is long or has internal punctuation, set the question off with a comma and begin it with a capital letter:
- A single question contained in a sentence can also be preceded by a colon as long as the word before the question is not a verb.
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Furthermore, how do you punctuate a list of questions?
A: Yes, a series of questions in the middle of a sentence, surrounded by dashes or parentheses, is punctuated in just that way. Each question begins with a lowercase letter and ends with a question mark, according to language guides.
Additionally, how do you ask multiple questions in one sentence? A question mark is placed at the end of a sentence that is a direct question. In most instances, two questions become two sentences, with a question mark at the end of each sentence.
Correspondingly, can you use a colon before a list of questions?
The answer is yes. The second question asks about capitalization after the colon and the answer is - it depends.
How should this sentence be punctuated?
- Separate danglers with a comma.
- If you can, use a period instead of a comma or a hyphen.
- In a list, use a comma before the final and
- Use a comma before introducing a question.
- Don't use a comma to represent vocal pauses.
- Don't use ellipses.
- Avoid semicolons.
- Only use colons for standalone sentences.