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In fact, ¿ is too useful to be lost. And in formal language is still being used. It's useful because of three reasons: In Spanish the order of the words is free and it helps to avoid confusion. In long sentences it is very helpful. Otherwise, how can we detect a question if the words order of our language doesn't indicate it? I remark that, for example, ...


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I do not believe it risks extinction whatsoever. The ¿ is a powerful tool in the Spanish language. The character allows a reader to know exactly when a question is being initiated. It prepares the reader, whereas, in English we tend to get lost within a sentence sometimes, whether it be a typo, curiosity about the validity of the grammar, spelling, ...



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