My teacher gave us a dialogue the other day and the boy said he was playing in a band so his friend said : Oh, that must be exciting! So you are going to be famous ? Then she gave us a question : What does "So you are going to be famous ?" express? She said it expressed inquiring for information but I don't agree with her. An information is something concrete isn't it? But this boy doesn't know yet if he is going to be famous or not and she was saying that in an excited voice. So please what does it express?
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The punctuation marks an author uses can help readers distinguish between (1) a simple inquiry ("so you're going to be famous?"), (2) an excited combination of question and exclamation ("so you're going to be famous?!"), and (3) a triumphant prediction ("so you're going to be famous!").
They can help readers in this way, but many authors do not use multiple punctuation marks of the ?!, !?, !?!, and ?!?! variety, which means that distinguishing between sense 1 and sense 2 or between sense 2 and sense 3 of a sentence punctuated with a single question mark or exclamation point depends on how the reader understands the context of the sentence at issue.
In many instances, interpretations will differ—just as in many productions of a play, different actors will render the same line in strikingly different ways and to very different effect. There is no absolute right and wrong here, though some interpretations may be less plausible than others.