Exclamatory Sentences! When you make a statement which shows emotion and ends with an exclamation point, this is called an exclamatory sentence. These are used very frequently within the English language and are a useful tool to have in your vocabulary as a way of expressing yourself.
In this section, we are going to take a look at how an exclamatory sentence works and how they are formed as well as multiple examples showing you the various things you might say. This is a great way to make your English sound much more like a native speaker.
What is an Exclamatory Sentence?
Learn exclamatory definition, useful grammar rules and exclamatory sentence examples with ESL pictures and video lesson.
An exclamative or exclamatory sentence is released because of, and expresses strong emotion. An exclamatory sentence expresses strong emotions, such as excitement, emphasis, surprise, joy, …
- I am angry!
- You did a great job!
- You won the price!
- That is a huge whale!
How to Form Exclamatory Sentences?
In order to form Exclamatory Sentences, sentences must begin with “what” or “how”, be non-interrogative, and contain a shift in the typical word order.
Using what a before a singular noun.
Form: What a/an + (adjective) + singular countable noun
- What a gorgeous room!
Using what without a before an abstract noun or a plural noun
Form: What + adjective + uncountable/plural noun
- What beautiful weather!
Form: How + adjective/adverb + subject + verb
- How interesting this film is!
- How well she sings!
Using so before an adjective or adverb to make exclamations or to express a superlative idea.
Form: So + adjective/adverb
- The meal was so good!
Such expresses the same idea as so, but it is used with nouns (with or without a companion adjective)
- Such a/an + adjective + singular countable noun
- Such + adjective + uncountable/plural noun
- She’s such a quiet girl!
- They are such kind people!