I was reading the book "Quiet" by Susan Cain and a sentence came up that eluded me:
What does it mean to be quiet AND have fortitude? these descriptions asked implicitly.
There were no quotation marks around the rhetorical question, and the word "these" wasn't capitalized after the question mark. Is this really the correct way to insert an unquoted question into a sentence, or is it a publishing error?
Sorry if this is a duplicate, but I haven't seen someone answer a post with the grammar like this sentence, much less answer how to insert an unquoted, rhetorical question into a sentence.