Quoting a question at the end of a sentence which is itself a question
Although some might say you can't say a question, only ask it, I assume I can say (write)...
- He said "What's happening, man?".
so if I want to check if that statement is true, logically, shouldn't I write...
- Did he just say "What's happening, man?"?
My gut instinct is I can't have two question marks. So I have to ditch the first one, because the fact that the original is a question is less "important" now the "bigger" question has been asked about it.
I can't think of a good example "original" where the presence or absence of the question mark changes the meaning, but I feel there must be utterances that can be read as a question or a statement, dependent solely on the question mark being there or not. So I don't really want to unilaterally abandon the first one just because there's another coming up real soon.