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In a literary work, when I'm asking a question within a sentence, yet the sentence itself is not a question, where does the "¿" go?

Example: Entonces hay que preguntarse, qué se puede hacer?

I would assume that the ¿ goes before the actual beginning of the question, rather than at the beginning of the sentence itself as seen here:

Entonces hay que preguntarse ¿qué se puede hacer?

Is this correct?

Thank you for your answers

updated DIC 14, 2009
posted by chambonada

1 Answer


You're correct. See the reference article on punctuation here.

updated DIC 13, 2009
edited by Brett1971
posted by Brett1971
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