Exclamatory Sentence

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.
For example-:
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

List of exclamatory words

For example-:
Hurray, we won the match! //correct
Hurray! We won the match. //incorrect

  1. I simply adore it! //love
  2. I can’t solve this! //frustration
  3. I just topped the college! //elation
  4. I am going to miss you! //sorrow
  5. 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.
For example-:

  • 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

list of interjections


The Sentence: Types and Questions


  • The sun sets in the west.
  • India is the second most populated country of the world.
  • How are you?
  • May I talk to you?
  • Can you please, close the door?

The above are examples of a sentence. A sentence is a group of words that makes complete sense.

A sentence that declares or states something is called Declarative or Assertive sentence.
For example-:

  • Sun rises in the east.
  • India won the world cup in 2011.
  • Moon revolves around the earth.
A sentence that asks a question, is called an interrogative sentence
For example-:

  • What kind of books do you like to read?
  • What do you do in your idol time?
  • Are you applying for general or academic?
A sentence that expresses a command or request or a desire or an appeal is called an Imperative sentence.
For example-:

  • Please, close the door. //request
  • Get out of the room. //command
  • God, give me good marks in this exam. //desire
  • Help me, universe. //appeal
A sentence that expresses a strong or sudden feeling is called exclamatory sentence.
For example-:

  • What a shame!
  • I just won the lottery!
  • Wow, you look pretty!

While writing sentence a there are certain rules that need to be considered-:

  1. A sentence always begins with a capital letter.
  2. A declarative or imperative sentence always has a full stop (.) in the end.
  3. A question mark (?) is placed at the end of an interrogative sentence.


Write the type of sentence, in front of each of the following sentence.

  1. Why are you late?
  2. What nonsense is this!
  3. Australia is the smallest continent.
  4. Which country do you belong to?
  5. Can you give me your notebook, please.
  6. Be quiet.
  7. I have completed my graduation.
  8. Can you please give me some money.
  9. I wish I get band 9 in IELTS.
  10. What have I done to offend you?

Exercise 102
Rewrite the following sentences with the correct punctuation marks.

  1. Get lost
  2. Why are you so late
  3. Humpty dumpty sat on a wall
  4. Oh, I didn’t see you come
  5. Are you serious
  6. pluto is no more part of our solar system
  7. Can you please close the door
  8. I don’t know what happened here
  9. Oh no, I am late again
  10. Time is precious, waste it wisely

Exercise 101

  1. Interrogative sentence
  2. Exclamatory sentence
  3. Declarative sentence
  4. Interrogative sentence
  5. Imperative sentence
  6. Imperative sentence
  7. Declarative sentence
  8. Imperative sentence
  9. Imperative sentence
  10. Interrogative sentence

Exercise 102

  1. Get lost.
  2. Why are you so late?
  3. Humpty dumpty sat on a wall.
  4. Oh, I didn’t see you come!
  5. Are you serious?
  6. Pluto is no more part of our solar system.
  7. Can you please close the door.
  8. I don’t know what happened here!
  9. Oh no, I am late again!
  10. Time is precious, waste it wisely.


Rules # On-campus Placement

The on- campus employment is the most freely permitted by the USCIS regulations. Although f-1 status students can avail a job on –campus, they are very limited. In either case you can always seek guidance from the International Student Office regarding the job. There are many schools who do require that you obtain permission from the International Student Office prior to accepting any on-campus employment. Some universities don’t permit an on-campus placement during the first year or first semester.

You are subjected to the following rules if you wish to apply for an on-campus employment-:

  1. The student must maintain a valid F-1 visa status.
  2. You can work up to 20 hours a week while school is in session.
  3. You are allowed to work full time during campus holidays and vacations if you intend to register for the next semester
  4. The employment may not take away a job from the US resident.

School guidance is provided to ensure that you file all appropriate forms with USCIS and receive any necessary approval. Remember, all you need to take is the leap of faith, and trust that either you will land on ground or you will learn how to fly.