Question marks

Question marks are used to show the end of a question. The sentence after the question mark always begins with a capital letter.

Where have you put the release?

If it is used in the middle of a sentence, it is followed either by a word starting with a lower case letter or another punctuation mark, such as an en dash.

“Where now?”, they wonder.

A question mark isn’t needed after sentences framed as questions out of politeness or common usage:

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution to this project

When a question takes the form of direct speech, the first letter should be capitalised and the whole question put in quotation marks:

“Why are there discrepancies in the count?” she asked