An exclamatory sentence is used to express a very strong emotion. It could be love, anger, happiness, confusion, frustration, surprise, elation etc. An exclamatory sentence can be written by just writing a sentence, putting in it emotion and then ending it with “!”.
”!” is called the exclamation mark.. Exclamation marks are used to express strong feelings and are not used otherwise.
For example-: Sun rises in the east! There is no point using exclamation mark, since the sentence just stats a fact and does not shows any emotion.
The other point to keep in mind while using exclamation marks is that although they are good if you want to show a strong emotion, but it is preferred to use them wisely.
For example-: India is a poor country! The government is also not doing anything to curb it! Some say it is the government to be blamed, while others believe we all need to come together to solve the issue!!
Explanation-: What have I done here? I have used the exclamation mark to express every opinion of mine. This is wrong idea. No one wants to see only exclamation marks in your writing.
Moreover, If you are writing academic essays or reports, don’t use the exclamation marks, unless you are putting it in the quotations.
Although the formal English requires the exclamation sentences to begin with either what or how, informal English allows the usage of any word with them. Apart from this there are two grammar rules associated with exclamatory sentences-:
RULE 1-: If the noun in your sentence is plural, the correct choice is what and not how.
What beautiful kids they are! //correct
How beautiful kids they are! //incorrect
RULE 2-: The exclamatory mark is placed always at the end of the sentence.
List of exclamatory words
Hurray, we won the match! //correct
Hurray! We won the match. //incorrect
EXAMPLES OF EXCLAMATORY SENTENCE
I simply adore it! //love
I can’t solve this! //frustration
I just topped the college! //elation
I am going to miss you! //sorrow
Why can’t you just get out of this room! //anger
Although, imperative sentences can become exclamatory, but never use exclamatory mark if the sentence has please in it.
INTERJECTIONS-: An interjection is any word that can be used to express an emotion and have not grammatical connection with the rest of the sentence. An interjection neither requires a verb nor a subject to express an emotion.
Wow, you are so beautiful.
Ouch, that hurts!
NOTE: remember, a comma always succeeds an interjection.
With exclamatory sentences you can make your writing more expressive, but keep in mind when to use them, when not to and most importantly how to use them.
list of interjections
Life will bE simpler if you lived in gaiety of nations. Gaiety of what?? This is the funny part about idioms, what they actually mean is not what they literally mean. Read more and find it out.
- BELOW THE GAFF
- SENTENCE-: They leaked the information below the gaff.
MEANING-: reveal or let out a plot or secret
- THE GAIETY OF NATIONS
- SENTENCE-: “Why are you so happy, anything special?”. “No, just the gaiety of nations”.
MEANING-: general cheerfulness or amusement
- GO YOUR GAIT
- SENTENCE-: Life will always give you chance to go your own gait, the choice is then yours.
MEANING-: pursue your own course
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PLAY TO THE GALLERY
- SENTENCE-: Don’t take him seriously, he just knows how to play to the gallery.
MEANING-: act in an exaggerated or histrionic manner, especially in order to appeal to popular taste
- THE GAME IS UP
- SENTENCE-: The thieves had not way out, there game was up.
MEANING-: The plan, deception or crime is revealed or foiled.
BE A DAB HAND
SENTENCE-: Picasso was dab hand at painting.
MEANING-: be expert at
LOOK DAGGERS AT
SENTENCE-:The police men looked daggers at thieves.
MEANING-: glare angrily or venomously at
RATTLE YOUR DAGS
SENTENCE-:We are getting late!! Rattle your dags.
MEANING-: HURRY UP
FRESH AS A DAISY
SENTENCE-:People who are successful often behave fresh as a daisy all day.
MEANING-: VERY BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL
PUSHING UP THE DAISIES
SENTENCE-: There is no point pushing up the daisies, what is over, is over.
MEANING-: dead and burried
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Make castles in the air
Sentence-: To achieve success, you need to stop making castles in air and start working towards the goal.
Meaning-: – plans or hopes that have very little chances of happening.
Make a bee line for
Sentence-: stop wandering and make a bee line for a band 9 in IELTS.
Meaning-:to go directly towards something.
Sentence-: If you really want to achieve high score in IELTS, you need to stop monkeying around.
Meaning-: to waste time here and there
My hands are full
Sentence-: I am sorry I cannot take any more task, my hands are full.
Meaning-: I am busy.
Meet ones waterloo
Sentence-: You need to work hard else in no time you would meet your waterloo.
Meaning-: meet ones final end
WHAT’S THE DAMAGE
SENTENCE-:So, are you buying it? yes, but what is the cost of damage?
MEANING-: it is used to ask the cost of damage
AS NEAR AS DAMMIT
SENTENCE-:Viswanathan Anand is as near as dammit.
MEANING-: as close to being accurate as makes no difference
NOT BE WORTH A DAMN
SENTENCE-: A broken pen is not worthy a damn.
MEANING-: HAVE NO VALUE OR VALIDITY AT ALL
DAMNED IF YOU DO AND DAMNED IF YOU DON’T
SENTENCE-: If I say anything about religion in India it is like damned if I did and damned if I don’t.
MEANING-: in some situations whatever you do is going to attract criticism.
DO YOUR DAMNEDEST
SENTENCE-:If you do your damnedest, nothing else matters.
MEANING-: do or try to do your utmost to do something
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COMPLETE THE GIVEN SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF THE WORD GIVEN IN THE BRACKET.
He has been ______________ many a times for being late. (critic)
The importance of exercise can be figured out by the simple fact that even though exercise is ______________ it is better than not doing it at all. (regular).
Having a balanced diet is a matter of _________________ because people can only eat good if they know what is good.(educate).
______________ exercise is necessary for all the individuals.(day)
There are kids who don’t want to eat healthy food simply because of its _______________.(appear)
COMPLETE THE GIVEN SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT PREPOSITION.
I don’t believe ___________ spending money _______ buying expensive clothes.
After a mild debate, the team finally agreed ___________ a six hour delay.
Being away from your home country for a long time must be hard to cope _______________.
The cloud cover prevented observers’ _______________ seeing the full moon.
A team of pundits will be involved _________ launching the missile.
Einstein is recognized worldwide ____________having been an exceptional scientist.
- not regular
- in on
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