I was at the post office today mailing a few items, when I saw a little placard that made me cringe. It showed a postal worker, holding her hand to her ear, as if she was listening. Below her picture was this text:
We’d like to know how you service was today?
Argh. No, that sentence does not need a question mark at the end. It should have a period, or if they were wanting to imply excitement, an exclamation point – but not a question mark. That’s a statement. Statements do not end in question marks.
I’m really surprised that made it through the editing process!