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What are exclamations?

Exclamations express surprise, strong emotion, or pain. Exclamative expressions may be in the form of an interjection (as in "aha!") or a whole phrase or sentence (as in "what a beautiful city!").

How to use an exclamative statement?

People express exclamative utterances in different ways. Exclamations are usually expressed using whole phrases or sentences. But it should be noted that it is also possible to express exclamations using just one word.

Here are examples of exclamations:

Using interjections

  • "I'm sorry I've got a bit of bad news to tell you. John had a terrible accident yesterday"
    "Oh, God!"
  • Aha! Now I get your point.
  • Gosh!
  • Wow!

Using 'what'

  • What a beautiful day!
  • What a great time we had!

Using 'how'

  • How cute!
  • How wonderful it is to spend the evening with you!
  • How politely he behaved!
  • How foolish is it!

Using negative interrogative forms

  • Doesn' she look beautiful in those jeans?
  • Isn't she cute?
  • Isn't it a beautiful day?

Using 'so'

  • She is so beautiful!
  • He sang son nicely!

Using 'such'

  • She is such a nosy old lady!
  • He is such a generous man!

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