Exclamatory Sentences | Examples and Grammar Usage

Learn how to form Exclamatory Sentences in English with examples.

What is an Exclamatory Sentence?

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, …

Examples:

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

Example:

What a gorgeous room!

  • Using what without a before an abstract noun or a plural noun

Form:

What + adjective + uncountable/plural noun

Example:

What beautiful weather!

  • Using how before a modifying adjective, an adverb or a verb.

Form:

How + adjective/adverb + subject + verb

Examples:

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

Example:

The meal was so good!

  • Such expresses the same idea as so, but it is used with nouns (with or without a companion adjective)

Form:

Such a/an + adjective + singular countable noun

Such + adjective + uncountable/plural noun

Examples:

She’s such a quiet girl!

They are such kind people!

Exclamatory Sentences | Examples and Grammar Usage

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