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Punctuation issue

What is the correct way to punctuation a bit of dialogue involving the phrase "I take it..." Is it a statement or a question.
"I take it that you haven't finished the book." or "I take it that you haven't finished the book?"

I have the same question involving "I don't suppose..."
"I don't suppose you've made dinner?" or "I don't suppose you've made dinner."
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  • Used to usage

    Sometimes I say sentences such as: "Didn't that bakery used to be a fish shop?" It occurs to me that it would be more grammatically consistent if I…

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