Did she scream, "Shut up!"?

moonglow

Banned
English – America
In AE, do we need a question mark at the end of the sentence below?

Did she scream, "Shut up!"?

Thank you.
 
  • Language Hound

    Senior Member
    American English
    Yes.
    It is a question and, therefore, must be punctuated with a question mark.
    The exclamation mark is part of "Shut up!" and cannot be used as the
    final punctuation for the question.
     

    perpend

    Banned
    American English
    I agree with Language Hound. As for the comma after "scream"---I would lose that (not use it).
     
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