? । question mark definition, uses, and history

Question Mark ( ? )

A question mark (?) is a punctuation mark placed at the end of a phrase or sentence to indicate a quotation. In simple words, question marks are used to indicate the end of a question. In this article we will cover the following topic :

  • Question mark meaning in Hindi
  • Question mark symbol
  • Synonyms
  • History
  • How Use
Question Mark
Question mark meaning in Hindi
  • प्रश्नवाचक चिह्न
  • पूर्ण विराम चिन्ह ( purnviram )

The question mark symbol is “?

Synonyms question mark

  • interrogation point
  • note of interrogation
  • or question point.
Examples of question mark in a sentence
  • which?
  • Who are you?
  • What is this and why did you buy it?

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History of ?

In 2011 a Cambridge University manuscript expert Chip Coakley discovered that Syriac was the first language to use “?” to indicate an interrogative sentence. This Syriac “?” , known as the zagwa elaya (“upper pair”) has the form of a vertical double dot over a word

How to use a question mark (?)

? , used at the end of an interrogative sentence, where question-mark replaces the full stop.

In other languages Question Mark

Opening and closing qustion mark in Spanish
Armenian questionmark
Greek questionmark
Mirrored questionmark in right-to-left scripts

Question mark images

question mark images


Who invented the question-mark?

Henry Denham discovered the question-mark in 1580 and was used at the end of a sentence. it is also called percolation point.

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