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Exclamatory Sentence - Glossary of Terms

Exclamatory Sentence

An exclamatory sentence, or exclamation, is a more forceful version of a declarative sentence.  An exclamatory sentence ends with an exclamation mark.


Here she comes!
I am not taking it!

An imperative sentence (i.e., an order) can end with an exclamation mark too.

Leave it alone! (This is not an exclamatory sentence, but an imperative sentence.)
Avoid using exclamation mark in formal writing - they are considered somewhat crass. In official correspondence, your power of expression needs to be strong enough the negate the need for exclamation marks. Also, using two or more exclamation marks consecutively is considered rude or juvenile.

I will be ready!!!!
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