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Learn English Exclamations

Popular Exclamatory Words and Sentences · English Daily Use

by Manik Joshi


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This Book Covers The Following Topics:1. What is an "Exclamation"?2. Exclamatory Sentences3. Exclamatory Sentences with 'What'4. Exclamatory Sentences with 'How'5. Exclamatory Sentences with So and Such6. Exclamations in Declarative Sentences7. Exclamations in Interrogative Sentences8. Exclamations in Imperative Sentences9. Detailed List of Interjections10. Using 'Common Words' as Exclamations11. Useful Exclamatory Phrases/Sentences12. Other Patterns13. List of Emotions Shown by ExclamationsExercise: 1Exercise: 2Sample This:1. What is an "Exclamation"?DEFINITION: An exclamation (or interjection) is a short sound, word or phrase which is spoken suddenly to express strong emotion.OrExclamatory words that can stand alone as a sentence while expressing emotions or reactions are called exclamations (or interjections).Exclamation mark (!) should be written after an exclamation. "Exclamation Mark" is called "Exclamation Point" in American English.There are many exclamatory words (interjections or exclamations) which are often used in daily life. Some of these words express one strong emotion while others express two or more strong emotions. They do not have a grammatical purpose in the sentence and are not associated to the other parts of the sentence. They do not play the role of a subject or a verb. They can stand by themselves, or are placed before, after or in middle of a sentence to express a strong emotion or feeling.Examples:Exclamatory Word — Alas!Represents feeling of 'Sadness, Sorry'Exclamatory Word — Um!Represents feeling of 'Hesitation'Exclamatory Word — Yum!Represents feeling of 'Pleasant Taste or Smell'You can use exclamations to show the following emotions:admiration, affection, anger, annoyance, anticipation, apathy, approval, attention, awe, confusion, delight, despair, disappointment, disapproval, discontent, dislike, distress, eagerness, elation, enjoyment, excitement, fear, frustration, grief, happiness, humour, hurt, irritation, joy, love, mourning, pain, panic, pleasure, pride, remorse, respect, shame, shock, sorrow, sorry, surprise, sympathy, terror, wonder, etc.IMPORTANT NOTES:(1). Use Of An Exclamation (Interjection) In A Sentence(a). Beginning A Sentence With An InterjectionWhen you begin a sentence with an interjection you can place either comma (,) or exclamatory mark (point) (!) after the interjection.Examples:Ah, what a wonderful gift!Comma (,) after an interjection expresses less emotion.Ah! What a wonderful gift!Exclamatory mark (point) (!) after an interjection expresses more emotion.Note: Both the sentences have exclamatory mark at the end.Obviously, both are exclamatory sentences. But second one is more emphatic. Also note: if you put comma after an interjection then next word in the sentence will begin from small letter but if you put exclamatory mark after an interjection then next word in the sentence will begin from capital letter.Important Note: You can also end the sentence with period (.) or question mark (?) to show mild emotion.Ah, what a wonderful gift.Ah! What a wonderful gift.Wow, We won.Oh, did you go there?(B). Use Of An Interjection In The Middle Of A SentenceExamples:Hundreds of people, alas, feared killed in a massive landslide.Albert Einstein was born deleted my file!(C). Use Of An Interjection At The End Of A SentenceExample:So got married, huh!What do you think of me, eh?

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Manik Joshi
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English Daily Use


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Manik Joshi (Author)

Manik Joshi Was Born On Jan 26, 1979 At Ranikhet And Is Permanent Resident Of Haldwani, Kumaon Zone Of India. He Is An Internet Marketer By Profession. He Is Interested In Domaining (Business Of Buying And Selling Domain Names), Web Designing (Cre...

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