Exclamatory Sentence :
: an exclamation
An exclamatory sentence is a sentence that expresses sudden and strong feelings, such as surprise, wonder, pity, sympathy, happiness or gratitude.
For example :
What a shame!
Boy, am I tired!
: Interjections are short words or utterances which show strong feelings or emotions. They are spoken when a person is very surprised, happy or upset. Interjections are not always complete sentences. Sometimes they are more like a noise than a word.
For example :
1. Hurrah! We won the competition.
2. Ouch! It hurts.
3. Wow! What a nice shirt.
4. Hey! What are you doing?
5. Alas! My parrot is dead.
6. Oh! I forgot to bring my purse.
7. Hush! Silence in the library.
8. Dear me! You won the poetry competition.
9. Wow! Your mother is making kebabs.
10. Look! There is a monkey in my bedroom.
11. Phew! The boring movie is finally over.
The different kinds of sentences make reading and writing more interesting. To get
a better understanding of using the different kinds of sentences, read the following
My favourite type of food is pizza. I just love tomato and double cheese pizza. I could
eat pizzas morning, noon and night. I think I shall order a pizza right now.
Now compare this paragraph to the one below.
What is your favourite type of food? Mine is pizza. I just love tomato and double cheese
pizza. I never get tired of it. Sometimes I think I could eat pizzas morning, noon and
night! All this talk of pizza is making me hungry. Let us order a pizza now.
What kind of sentence did we use in the first paragraph? What kinds of sentence did we use the second paragraph?
You can see, when we use the different kinds of sentences, the paragraph becomes more
interesting to read.
Given below is a paragraph. It contains some information. Make this paragraph
interesting by rewriting it using the different kinds of sentences as shown above.
This summer vacation I visited the Ajanta Caves. Several of my friends went with me.
We explored all the caves. The paintings were very beautiful. I bought a postcard with my favourite painting. We were proud that India had such fine artists. We would like to go back to the caves next year.
Earlier we had learnt about the different kinds of sentences - assertive, interrogative,
imperative and exclamatory. We differentiated between these sentences based on what each of them did.
The assertive sentence makes a statement.
The interrogative sentence asks a question.
The imperative sentence issues a command or a request.
The exclamatory sentence expresses a strong emotion.
Another way to classify sentences is to differentiate between them based on the number of clauses they contain. In order to do that, let us first briefly revise what finite and non-finite verbs are.
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