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Where would the question mark go.....


Chronos the 2nd

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......in this sentence?

"Is this a Steam game as I can get it here for £21.99 which is far better than the £34.99 Steam want?"

I make no excuses for my grammar I left school when I was fifteen so have no formal qualifications. I am a reasonably intelligent guy but that has come from being a prolific reader most of my life and an inquiring mind, but my grammar does let me down. Most Of the time I could not care less but occasionally my inquisitive mind questions something that I have written that does not look right but I do not know how to correct it.

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Quickbeam

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I'd say where it is as one single sentence, but with a comma after £21.99.

No doubt I'm wrong though...

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Chronos the 2nd

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Cheers Quickbeam, but I have also been told it should be written as two sentences.

Like so. "Is this a Steam game? I can get it here for £21.99; which is far better than the £34.99 Steam want." With the question mark after game.

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Quickbeam

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I'd have written it as;

"Is this a Steam game as I can get it here for £21.99, which is far better than the £34.99 Steam want?"

But now I think maybe the two sentence split is right.

But what's a steam game?

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Chronos the 2nd

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Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation.

Wiki

Steam.

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fourm member

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I agree with Quickbeam.

There should be a comma before the 'which'.

If you're unsure about punctuation you can always rewrite what you want to say.

"Is this a Steam game? I can get it here for £21.99, which is far better than the £34.99 Steam want"

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Chronos the 2nd

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If you're unsure about punctuation you can always rewrite what you want to say.

Not here you can't, there is not an edit button. Of course you might mean rewrite as in write it a different way.

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fourm member

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Point taken. I meant when writing anything.

It's the mongoose plural problem.

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Chronos the 2nd

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I meant when writing anything.

Most of the time I do just that but sometimes my poor grammar annoys me and they do say "You're never to old to learn."

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Aitchbee

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"... never to old to learn."

The first to should be 'too'.

Sure enough, you're never too old to learn. ;o]

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Roy29

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Chronos the 2nd

I am sure that your initial example is correct, however splitting it into two sentences is an alternative. Roy

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