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U+2047, ⁇
DOUBLE QUESTION MARK

[U+2046]
General Punctuation
[U+2048]

Translingual[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

??

  1. A double question mark, used at the end of sentences as an emphasized version of ?, to make questions with more weight and importance, as if demanding an answer.
    How are you going to pay for this??
  2. (linguistics) very questionable for a grammatical or semantic-pragmatic reason.
    • 2006, Renaat Declerck, Susan Reed, Bert Cappelle, The Grammar of the English Verb Phrase, vol. 1, The Grammar of the English Tense System, →ISBN, page 6:
      A superscript question mark will be used similarly to indicate that a sentence or constituent is questionable for a grammatical or semantic-pragmatic reason. A double superscript question mark indicates an even higher degree of questionability.
      I have never { worked / ?been working } on a dissertation
      This time tomorrow I { will / ??am going to } be driving to London.

Symbol[edit]

??

  1. (chess) A blunder

See also[edit]