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Can a title be a question, and does it need punctuation?    

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szyq55 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM via web

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Can a title be a question, and does it need punctuation?

 

 

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Lorraine Caplan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted July 21, 2011 at 12:33 PM (Answer #1)

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A title can certainly be a question, and as such, it should include a question mark.  There are many book titles with question marks, for example, How Does a Poem Mean?, by John Ciardi, at one time a popular college textbook,  Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume, which is a book you might have read when you were younger, and Are You My Mother?, by P.D. Eastman, a book I read to my children when they were very young.  If you think about it, you will be able to think of movie titles with question marks, too.  I have provided a link for you of a long list of titles with question marks.

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szyq55 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 21, 2011 at 12:35 PM (Answer #2)

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Thank You.

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