(a) The previous question may be moved upon all recognized motions or amendments which are debatable; it may be moved upon a single motion or amendment pending, or upon a series of motions and amendments pending, or upon part of them.

(b) The previous question shall be stated in this manner: "Shall the main question be now put?" and, until it be decided, it shall preclude all amendments or debate; if decided in the negative, the main question shall be considered as still remaining under debate, but if decided in the affirmative by a majority vote of all members elected, it shall put an end to all debate and bring the House to a direct vote upon all motions and amendments involved, in the inverse order in which they were offered.

(c) When a motion for the previous question has prevailed, it shall not be in order to move for a call of the House until the main question has been decided. However, if the main question is not decided because the vote thereon indicates that a quorum is no longer present, it shall be in order to move for a call of the House.