Joined: Feb 10, 2003 Messages: 16,001 Now it’s time for more rules: If the quoted words aren’t a question but the entire sentence is a question, the question mark goes outside the quotation marks. If you want to, that is. Ask questsions of Cortana while the word Listening appears in the box. If a question is within the quoted material, a question mark should be placed inside the quotation marks. Read on to see how this works. To sum up the rules on question marks: I want them to know I'm paying attention. The 'ax' versus 'ask' question. Them: "So , I was at a red light and I saw a green car." 1. (This rule makes sense too, don’t you think?) The question Will you still be my friend? News reports have warned that a fraudster will call and ask a question to get the victim to say yes. I don't do it because I think they're inappropriate. After trying hard to seek understanding, and not letting my ego get in the way of the truth, I realized not only is the framing of this question inaccurate, but it is a pointless question to ask in the first place. Similarly, a question mark after 'Hey, Matt' shows that this utterance is an uncompleted request for … Examples: She asked, "Will you still be my friend?" 'Yeah/Yes' requires a question mark, even though it is obviously not a complete sentence (interrogative or otherwise), because it is a tacit request for more information from Mike. I say yeah more than I probably should. Some people ask a question with a question because they do not trust the person asking the question. I wouldn't worry about it unless it's condescending. Or asking what there doing is pretty good. 2. You would be better off mentioning something nice about their children, or if you are talking to someone with a big family, saying something like, "I have a lot of fond memories of growing up with my siblings." Why People Ask You Awkward and Annoying Questions... and how to respond when they do. However, each entire sentence is a question. is part of the quotation. But always just try to change the conversation." Our Fraud Watch Network Help Line has been fielding lots of calls about the “Say Yes” scam. i knew a girl from New Zealand, but she was always saying "yeah" at the end of every sentence i could never understand her accent though, so i would just say "yeah" back to her it worked well enough jonatas, May 10, 2005 #12. Xen Magister. First, it’s important to understand that, as English goes, “ax” is a perfectly normal thing to have happened to a word like “ask.” You can change the conversation and say "So yeah. When you ask someone this question, you are hinting that you think they have already overpopulated the community. The question Do you agree with the saying? Say the words “Hey, Cortana” and then ask, “What is the weather in Chicago?” Instead of selecting the Microphone icon to alert Cortana that you want to ask a question, you can say the words “Hey, Cortana.” Cortana gives you the weather in Chicago. A review of 42 psychology studies (on 22,000 people) suggests this technique could double the chances someone would say “yes” to you. Me: "Yeah." How was that game last night" Or keep the same one going and say "Haha, Something else". There are multiple reasons why people answer a question with a question. The scammer records that affirmation to use it to authorize unwanted charges to a phone bill, utility bill, or even a stolen credit card. Posted Nov 30, 2013 ... she managed instead to take a deep breath and say, “Oh, thanks for your concern. 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