Exclamatory Adjectives



Exclamatory Adjectives :



This Adjective is also a part of speech. This adjective is used to show our emotions. So, it is used with a noun. We know that the word WHAT is an interrogative word. But at the same time, the same word WHAT can be used to express our strong emotions or our surprises. So, this type of adjective is used to express our strong emotions and surprises. In addition to WHAT, HOW is also used to do the same function of expressing our emotions and surprises. So, both WHAT and HOW are coming under this category. When these words are used as exclamatory words, we have to use the exclamation mark (!) at the end of the sentence.

WHAT can be used in an exclamatory sense.

1. What fine books you have bought !
2. What nonsense this is !
3. What a piece of work is man ! (Shakespeare)

Few more sentences with this type of adjectives are ….

1. What a beautiful child!
2. What a scene!
3. What a foolishness!
4. What a big house you have!
5. What a wonderful explanation!
6. What brilliant boys!
7. What a surprise!
8. What a climax!
9. What a funny moment!
10. How strange things !
11. What a cute child she is!
12. What an intelligent professor you have!

You might have notices that in the above sentences, no verb has been used. We would not use a verb when we are surprised and when we really mean what we say. That is our nature.

For a singular noun, we have to follow this format. Here we use an article.

What + a / an + adjective + noun + !

1. What a short girl!
2. What an intelligent girl!
3. What a spacious room!
4. What a big factory!

For a plural noun, we have to follow this format. Here we do not use an article.

What + adjective + noun + !

1. What the scholar girls!
2. What the colorful flowers!
3. What the distant villages!
4. What the natural scenes!

For a plural noun in collection forms, we have to use this format.

What + collective noun + of + adjective + plural noun + !

1. What a group of beautiful girls!
2. What a bunch of colorful flowers!
3. What a collection of rare books!
4. What a band of musicians!

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  1. The Adjective
  2. An Adjective
  3. Attribute Position of Adjective
  4. Predicative Position of Adjective
  5. Kinds of Adjectives
  6. Proper Adjectives
  7. Descriptive Adjectives
  8. Quantitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quantity )
  9. Qualitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quality )
  10. Numeral Adjectives ( Adjectives of Number )
  11. Definite Numeral Adjectives
  12. Indefinite Numeral Adjectives
  13. Demonstrative Adjectives ( Demonstrative Adjective )
  14. Definite Demonstrative Adjectives
  15. Definite Demonstratives
  16. Indefinite Demonstrative Adjectives
  17. Indefinite Demonstratives
  18. Distributive Adjectives
  19. Interrogative Adjectives
  20. Possessive Adjectives
  21. Possessive Determiners
  22. First Person Possessive Adjectives
  23. Second Person Possessive Adjectives
  24. Third Person Possessive Adjectives
  25. Emphasizing Adjectives
  26. Coordinate Adjectives
  27. Paired Adjectives
  28. Cumulative Adjectives
  29. Non-Coordinate Adjectives
  30. Two Uses of Adjectives
  31. Attributive Use of Adjectives
  32. Predicative Use of Adjectives
  33. The Degrees of Comparison
  34. Comparison of Adjectives
  35. Latin Comparatives of Adjectives
  36. Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives
  37. Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives
  38. Formation of Comparative and Superlative
  39. Uses of Quantitative Adjectives
  40. Uses of Numeral Adjectives
  41. Definite Numeral Quantities
  42. Uses of Demonstrative Adjectives
  43. Uses of Distributive Phrases
  44. Uses of Distributive Adjectives
  45. Example Sentences with suitable Adjectives
  46. Uses of Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives
  47. Uses of Positive Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  48. Uses of Comparative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  49. Uses of Superlative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  50. Use of The Comparative Degree
  51. OTHER after Positives and Comparatives
  52. Preferables in English Grammar
  53. Double Comparatives
  54. Double Superlatives
  55. Comparatives which have lost their force
  56. Latin Comparatives
  57. English Comparatives
  58. Adjectives used as Nouns
  59. Adjectives in Pairs
  60. Adjectives preceded by THE
  61. Position of Adjectives
  62. Adjectives Used Attributively
  63. Adjectives Used Predicatively
  64. The Adjective Clause


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