An exclamation is a sentence that expresses great emotion! David and Paige covered declarative, interrogative, and imperative sentences; now they tackle a fourth type of sentence that ends in an exclamation mark. Find out more!
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- So an exclamation is only for "AHHHHHHHHHHHH!" or can it also be for "You can learn anything!"(23 votes)
- Is it correct to be able to use 2 punctuations at once?(13 votes)
- yes if you look at what I am typing then read the last sentence I type and notice that the period is within the last quotation mark.
She said "good morning."
So yes it is because if you end a sentence with a quotation mark then you put the period, exclamation point, or question mark inside the last quotation mark.(7 votes)
- why is imperative an order(6 votes)
- Something that is "imperative" must be done. For instance, if you are told that it is imperative that you clean your room, that means that you have to clean your room. You must.
The word imperative actually come from the Greek word imperare (meaning to command), and this is easy to remember because it also sounds like "imperial" and "emperor" - so you can just imagine an imperial order or think of an emperor giving an order that must be obeyed.
Hope this helps!(8 votes)
- what about interrogative sentences!?
cant you use exclamation marks for those too!?
can anyone please help me!?(4 votes)
- You can use exclamation points together with question marks, but usually just for exclamatory sentences. Also, you want to avoid doing this in schoolwork and formal writing.
Two thing to note:
- this is very casual usage (fine for texts, personal emails, etc.)
- using "!?" tends to show astonishment at something
- you could use "?!" to ask a question in an excited way
- She did what!?
- What in the world is that?!
- Why me?!
Just remember that you don't want to use this in academic writing. (It might work if you are writing fiction for a creative writing class, though.)
Hope this helps!(1 vote)
- Why do all the Exclamations have quotes? They don't need to! :)(2 votes)
- Would "Ow!" be considered an onomatopoeia? I've come across different responses online, so I'm not entirely sure.(2 votes)
- What do people mean when they use !? Or ?!(2 votes)
- You need to learn about the interrobang, a truly remarkable punctuation mark which is exactly the one you want. There's a wonderful podcast about it at https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/interrobang/ I promise that you'll love it.(1 vote)
- At0:20, What is an Exclamation?(2 votes)
- [Voiceover] Paige! - [Voiceover] What? - [Voiceover] I think we left something out of the last video. - [Voiceover] Oh no. - [Voiceover] I left exclamations out of the last video! - [Voiceover] That's not good. - [Voiceover] Okay, we can fix this. - [Voiceover] Okay. - [Voiceover] We just need to make a video. - [Voiceover] Yes. - [Voiceover] Oh, hello grammarians. Hello Paige. - [Voiceover] Hi David. - [Voiceover] So, I want to talk today about the exclamation! - [Voiceover] Whoa. - [Voiceover] An exclamation is a type of sentence, so previously we covered three other kinds of sentence. - [Voiceover] Mm-hmm. - [Voiceover] We covered declarative sentences, which are just sort of statements, right. We covered interrogative sentences, which are questions. And we covered imperative sentences, which are orders. - [Voiceover] Mm-hmm. - [Voiceover] But, but I forgot to include the exclamation! I didn't actually forget, I just wanted to save space. - [Voiceover] Oh okay. - [Voiceover] But Paige, what is an exclamation? - [Voiceover] So it's a sentence or maybe a word that's like an expression of a really strong emotion. That's why we were screaming a lot and stuff. Those were all exclamations. - [Voiceover] So it doesn't even necessarily have to be a sentence, you said, so it could just be something like, ow! - [Voiceover] Right. - [Voiceover] Like an interjection like that. - [Voiceover] Yeah, that's a great example. If you hurt yourself, you might scream, ow! That's an exclamation. - [Voiceover] Can an exclamation also be an imperative, like if I said, look out! - [Voiceover] Yeah, I think so, right, that's an order. - [Voiceover] Yeah. - [Voiceover] And it's being, it's being exclaimed, it's being yelled. So I think that's an exclamation too. - [Voiceover] Mm-hmm. - [Voiceover] So there's some overlap with like imperative and exclamation sometimes. - [Voiceover] Mm-hmm, I would also say that there's probably an overlap with declarative sentences too. - [Voiceover] That's true, that's very true. - [Voiceover] So you could be like, ah, that ogre is about to attack the village! - [Voiceover] Right, that is just a statement, but you're clearly pretty scared about it. So there's an exclamation point. - [Voiceover] But I could also walk that statement back also as an exclamation and say, I was wrong about the ogre, he's nice! - [Voiceover] Oh, he was just coming to say hi. - [Voiceover] He's just coming to say hi. - [Voiceover] Right. - [Voiceover] Give you a big ol' thumbs up. So we're expressing something. We're expressing strong emotion. We could just be very excited about something. - [Voiceover] Right. - [Voiceover] Or you can use exclamation points when you're trying to convey that someone is speaking at high volume. - [Voiceover] Okay, right. - [Voiceover] So I could be yelling across, you know, the field, to you, my pal. - [Voiceover] Mm-hmm. - [Voiceover] To be like, don't worry about the ogre! He's just bringing snacks. - [Voiceover] Okay, so there's not even necessarily strong emotion there, you just want me to hear you. - [Voiceover] Mm-hmm. - [Voiceover] 'Cause I'm far away. - [Voiceover] So Paige, I reckon that's, that's what an exclamation is. - [Voiceover] I think so. - [Voiceover] Expression of strong emotion or volume, so they can be, they're not always sentences, so they can be interjections like, ow! Or they can be full sentences like, look out! Or that ogre is about to attack the village! - [Voiceover] Yeah, it can be a lot of things. - [Voiceover] Be a lot of things. Just like you can learn anything, David out. - [Voiceover] Paige out.