questions ending with "the following" (punctuation?)

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Gavril

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English, USA
When one asks the question,

What do you think of the following sentences?

should the question mark be followed by a colon to introduce the sentences, or is it OK on its own?

Thanks
 
  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    Yes, the colon is never obligatory, and English rules do not allow terminal punctuation marks (full stop, question mark, exclamation mark) to be combined with medial ones (comma, colon, semi-colon).
     
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