Exclamation Marks

Exclamation Marks :

The exclamation mark is used at the end of a sentence or after an interjection to show strong emotion or emphasis.

For example :

The rain did not stop for four days! (Exclamatory sentence)
Be back at ten o’clock or else! (Strong command )
Wow! (Interjection)

When an emphatic interjection or direct address begins a sentence, you may use an exclamation mark or a comma, depending on how much you want to show the strong emotion.

For example :

No, I don’t want to go there. (Correct)
No, I don’t want to go there! (Correct, more emotion)
No! I don’t want to go there! (Correct, even more emphasis)

Do not overuse exclamation marks. Using them too frequently makes them less meaningful.

Read the following sentences and provide the correct punctuation mark.

a. Would you like to go to the park after school.
b. You can take my dog Rex for a walk after dinner.
c. I’m so excited.
d. Why are you so sad today.
e. Oh, I am just so mad at him.
f. When I’m 10 years old, I can take the bus to school.
g. How much money did you take to the store with you.
h. I wish my mom would give me money for the store.
i. What did you say you named your dog.
j. I’m inviting everyone in my class to my party.
k. Ouch, that really hurt.
l. Not another rainy day.
m. He won the race.
n. Let’s ask the teacher if we can stay in at recess.
o. I really don’t feel very good today.

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