Daily Grammar

Lesson 334

Mechanics - End Punctuation

Use an exclamation point to end an exclamatory sentence or any strong exclamation. (A strong exclamation is called an interjectionAn interjection is a word or word group that shows feeling. A mild interjection is followed by a comma; a strong interjection is followed by an exclamation mark.
Source: Lesson 85
.) Many exclamations begin with how or what.

Instructions: Put the needed punctuation in each of these sentences.

1. What a game that was

What a game that was!

2. Wow  Our team won in the last minute

Wow!  Our team won in the last minute!

3. How lovely your Christmas decorations are

How lovely your Christmas decorations are!

4. Oh I need to hurry

Oh I need to hurry!

5. What I did exactly what you asked

What I did exactly what you asked!

Note: Any sentence can have an exclamation point if you want to say it in that way.

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