Type the alt code number 161 and release the alt key. The initial marks are mirrored at the end of the sentence or clause by the 'ordinary' question mark, ?, or exclamation. The inverted question mark, ¿, and inverted exclamation mark, ¡, are punctuation marks used to begin interrogative and exclamatory sentences or clauses, in spanish and some languages which have cultural ties with spain, such as the galician, asturian and waray languages. Inverted punctuation is a feature of spanish that exists to mark the beginning of an interrogative or exclamatory sentence or clause. Make sure you switch on the num lock from the keyboard and you type the number from the numpad and not from the top row of.