Learn how to form Exclamatory Sentences in English with examples.
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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, …
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.
What a/an + (adjective) + singular countable noun
What a gorgeous room!
- Using what without a before an abstract noun or a plural noun
What + adjective + uncountable/plural noun
What beautiful weather!
- Using how before a modifying adjective, an adverb or a verb.
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.
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!