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Question mark?

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thenewbrunette · 11/03/2016 13:47

Do I need a question mark after this sentence?

"I am emailing to enquire whether you have any positions available at the moment."

I think strictly speaking not, as it's an indirect question, but would it be more standard practice to add a question mark?

Keep changing my mind!

Thanks in advance.

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YokoUhOh · 11/03/2016 13:51

It's a reported question, so no, you don't need a question mark.

YokoUhOh · 11/03/2016 13:53

I would write something slightly different, by the way: 'I am emailing to enquire as to whether you have any available positions, currently'. Or maybe 'current vacancies'.

thenewbrunette · 11/03/2016 14:01

Thanks for the speedy reply.
Yes, you're right, current or currently are better than "at the moment". In fact, I think I'd written "current vacancies" originally but have kept changing it. Thanks!

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DadDadDad · 11/03/2016 14:16

You could omit "current", "currently" and "at the moment". The present tense surely implies you are talking about the current position.

thenewbrunette · 11/03/2016 15:43

Email now amended and sent, thanks.

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