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Quotes Exceptions

A semicolon and question mark signal the end of a sentence if followed by a capitalized word; for example, when quoting speech, the spoken words may end with a question mark or exclamation point, but the sentence continues on without any unnecessary capitalization of the following word.
For example:
"Am I?" she asked.
The word 'she' is not capitalized because it is not the start of a new sentence.

See Capitalization or Quotes for more information.