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Hello

Look at these sentences:

- I don't know where he lives.
- I can't remember what his name is.
- I'm asking you when the bus arrives.
- I have no any idea why she left.

Should I put "." or "?" or both are correct?

Thanks
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Onh1986- I don't know where he lives.
- I can't remember what his name is.
- I'm asking you when the bus arrives.
- I have no any idea why she left.

Should I put "." or "?" or both are correct?

Both are not required.
Onh1986Hello

Look at these sentences:

- I don't know where he lives.
- I can't remember what his name is.
- I'm asking you when the bus arrives.
- I have no any idea why she left.

Should I put "." or "?" or both are correct?

Thanks
No to "?".
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Philip
Onh1986
Hello

Look at these sentences:

- I don't know where he lives.
- I can't remember what his name is.
- I'm asking you when the bus arrives.
- I have no any idea why she left.

Should I put "." or "?" or both are correct?

Thanks

No to "?".
Are you saying that quotation marks are necessary?
Only a period is correct, just as you have written them.
Indirect questions are embedded in statements or in direct questions.
Punctuate according to the main clause, not according to the embedded question.

I have no idea why she left.
Do you have any idea why she left?


CJ
Is this correct?

- I don't know "Where does he live?"
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Onh1986Is this correct?

- I don't know "Where does he live?" No.

These are correct:

"I don't know where he lives." "I don't know. Where does he live?"
Onh1986 wrote:


- I don't know where he lives.
- I can't remember what his name is.
- I'm asking you when the bus arrives.
- I have no any idea why she left.

Should I put "." or "?" or both are correct?


My first reply was 'Both are not required' because I mistook "." as quotation marks. It should have been 'A question mark is not required.'

That's why when Philip answered No to "?", I asked , "Are you saying that quotation marks are necessary?"

To repeat, the reply should be 'A question mark is not required.'

As CJ said, only a period is necessary.
Hi, Liat.

You said
Yoong LiatTo repeat, the reply should be 'A question mark is not required.'

which is quite different to
CalifJimOnly a period is correct, just as you have written them.

If you say the question mark is "not required," to me it means that it is not necessary (=you can leave it out) but it is not wrong (=a sentence with the question mark would be ok).
Let me disagree with you. I'd rather say that a question mark in all of the above indirect questions is incorrect.
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