In this Unit we'll talk about: Exclamation marks!
Use an exclamation point [ ! ] at the end of an emphatic declaration, interjection, or command.
strong feelings or a raised voice in speech:
She shouted at him, "Go away! I hate you!"
He exclaimed: "What a fantastic house you have!"
Many interjections need an exclamation mark:
"Hi! What's new?"
"Ouch! That hurt."
"Oh! When are you going?"
A non-question sentence beginning with "what" or "how" is often an exclamation and requires an exclamation mark:
What idiots we are! (We are such idiots.)
How pretty she looked in that dress! (She looked very pretty in that dress.)
I met John yesterday. He is so handsome!!!
Remember, don't be late!!
In very informal writing, people sometimes use two or more exclamation marks together:
Try to avoid exclamation marks in formal writing such as an essay or business letter.
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