Answered By: Rachel Willard
Last Updated: May 02, 2017     Views: 181

Use a question mark after any sentence that directly asks a question.

        Direct: Who is that man?

If a sentence indirectly refers to a question, do not use a question mark.

        Indirect: Fred wondered who the man was.


Additional Resources:


Further Questions?

Would you like a current or future assignment to be reviewed by the Writing Center?  If so please visit the Writing Center's Paper Review Website and make an appointment with us! 

Do you have other general writing questions? E-mail the Writing Center at

Other questions about your doctoral capstone or the Form & Style review? E-mail the Dissertation Editors at

Want to peruse other writing resources? Go to the Writing Center’s homepage


More Information

Need more information? Ask us!

Or browse Quick Answers by Topic.