No wonder so many people are single. A few years ago, I spoke to a group of high-schoolers about the Jewish idea of love. I'll define it, and you raise your hands if you agree.
However, I'm not sure if this is a general rule.
As examples, it gives Will the audience please rise. This would indicate that while using a question mark is not wrong, it may not be required. In the first example Will the audience please riseI would prefer to use a period instead of a question mark. I was not aware of that rule.
Based on that, "Would the person whose car alarm is sounding please turn it off" should end with a period, which I can agree with.
How should we end the following: It's not that different than "Would you mind passing me the pepper shaker". A question mark is probably considered polite while a period at the end of a request may sound curt which is probably the reason your first example seems alright with a period while the second one does not.
I notice that both of us seem more comfortable using a period at the end of these requests when we are addressing people who are unknown to us the audience or the car-alarm guy. Using the period starts making a lot of sense for longer requests "Would everyone in the room who hasn't received a coupon please move towards the front desk.
Use a period to end 1 declarative sentences, which state facts and opinions; 2 imperative sentences, which give commands and directions; 3 indirect questions; and 4 polite requests that are stated as questions.
Requests that are stated as questions: Would you please point out Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on the map. Could you translate that sign over there for me, please.The transfer of the papyri to the LDS Church, however, fit into a larger picture that began at least two years before in the circle that frequented State Street, the Barber shop of the "State Street Socrates" and Mormon book and document collector extraordinaire, James Wardle.
While I, across the pond and up against the other one, would find "could you pass me the salt" affected, and a bit silly (as if I might not have the strength to lift a salt shaker, or the time to do it) and would find "pass the salt, please" both direct and polite.
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Pass the Salt, Please. Poem by James Tate.
Pass the Salt, Please: Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, I'd classify this as an article or an essay!
maybe it could even be used in the poetrysoup place for articles. Anyway, one more thing, I LOVE salt and salty foods. I was invited to a six-on-one interview last night on a California talk show. The Holy Spirit gave me what I needed.
When you encounter these kinds of ambushes, ask the Lord to give you the ability to win the argument on their turf.