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Should I use an interrogation mark in the following examples?

Did you know that…?
...in Finland, there is only 1 mandatory test, PISA, taken when children are 16 ?
...in Brazil an estimated one-quarter of children do not attend school?
...in the sub-Saharan, 11.07 million children leave school before finishing their primary
education ? In South and West Asia, that number reaches 13.54 million .
...in Cambodia, only an estimate of 45% of the students finishes elementary school ?

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  • Welcome to ELU. Why do you think you might need quotation marks? Are they direct quotes? You might also be interested in ELL, our sister site, which is a great site for basic English questions. – anongoodnurse Nov 18 '14 at 4:17
  • Interrogation mark = question mark, not quotation marks. – phenry Nov 18 '14 at 19:49
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I would remove the interrogation mark (usually called a "question mark," in my dialect) at the end of "Did you know that...?", leaving only the interrogation marks at the ends of the list items.

When I read a list like this, I imagine the ellipses (... marks) as drops of glue that will be used to stick pieces of a sentence together. The pieces

Did you know that...

  • ...in Brazil an estimated one-quarter of children do not attend school?

stick to each other

Did you know that ... in Brazil an estimated one-quarter of children do not attend school?

and become a complete sentence.

Did you know that in Brazil an estimated one-quarter of children do not attend school?


If there were a question mark at the end of "Did you know that...", the pieces wouldn't fit together correctly. The pieces

Did you know that...?

  • ...in Brazil an estimated one-quarter of children do not attend school?

would try to stick to each other

Did you know that... ? ...in Brazil an estimated one-quarter of children do not attend school?

but the interrogation mark would be in the way, floating strangely in the middle of the sentence.

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If you have derived the information from a specific source or sources, it is appropriate to put the information in quotations and cite your source(s).

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