So, I'm writing a dialogue and I'm not sure how to punctuate this question.

"So where's the bag, you idiot?"

Would this be the correct way to do this even though the second part isn't a question and is instead referring to a person? Should the question mark go before 'you idiot'?


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The way you've punctuated this sentence is correct. The question mark goes at the end.

Another example:

“I still got it, don’t I, baby?” she asked his reflection.

“More than ever, honey.”

Source: "Punctuation in Dialogue" by Beth Hill


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