re: 11 Most Common Grammar Gaffes On Social Media
Consider this if you please...
The quoted item is mearly an "object" within a sentence with the general form noun-verb-object. As such, regardless of the form of the object, word, phrase or quote, the sentence itself should have a proper termination regardless of the possible termination of the quote.
---- He said "Are you talking to me?".
is a declarative sentence and as such, logically should be terminated with a period.
---- He asked "Are you well?"?
is an interrogatory (sp?) sentence and, ahem, logically should terminate with a question mark regardless of what the Object of the sentence happens to be. Perhaps it looks odd, but the Object is a quoted question and the sentence itself is a question as well. Thus, 2 question marks separated with a quote.
Forgive my own diatribe, but as someone who is a programmer, proper termination of program lines, especially those with text, is very important.
We were taught as youngsters that periods, exclamation points and question marks ended sentences and that still seems like a proper thing to do.