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What type of punctuation should be used in the sentence "What is Stonehenge you might ask"?

  • I think that modern styles allow the quotes to be dropped for notional speech. What is Stonehenge? you might ask. The notional speech could be demarcated by italics: What is Stonehenge? you might ask. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 6 '16 at 23:55
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Your comment is correct. Usually such a sentence would be punctuated thusly.

So in this example: 'What is Stonehenge?', you might ask.

  • I'm not averse to the use of double punctuation, but I don't think the comma serves a useful purpose here. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 6 '16 at 23:57

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