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??? 07/23/14(Wed)12:03 UTC+1 No.6660183 Report

What is the purpose of question marks. In most cases, at least in all languages using interrogative pronouns, it's very clear from the syntax that an expression is meant to be a question. Also, the fact that a question mark is at the end of the sentence makes it pretty useless anyway. An interrogative meaning would need to be indicated at the very start, this is by interrogative pronouns. What do you think. Is it necessary.
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)12:08 UTC+1 No.6660184 Report

Some questions can seem like statements so they are useful for clarity.
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??? 07/23/14(Wed)12:10 UTC+1 No.6660186 Report

>>6660184
Can't imagine any. Challege for sci/, find questions that absolutely need a question mark in order to make sense.
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)12:58 UTC+1 No.6660215 Report

>>6660186
Over there.
Over there?
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)13:17 UTC+1 No.6660227 Report

>>6660215
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this shit is not science by the way. its retard level /lit/
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)14:03 UTC+1 No.6660263 Report

what do other languages use in place of the question mark?
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