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, …
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!
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!