What Is an Exclamatory Sentence (with Examples)

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What Is an Exclamatory Sentence (with Examples)

An exclamatory sentence, or exclamation, is a more forceful version of a declarative sentence. In other words, an exclamatory sentence makes a statement (just like a declarative sentence), but it also conveys excitement or emotion. An exclamatory sentence ends with an exclamation mark (!)

Exclamatory sentences are common in adverts and informal correspondence (e.g., emails, texts). They are quite rare in business correspondence, where a level head usually needs to be portrayed.

Examples of Exclamatory Sentences

Here are some examples of exclamatory sentences:

Other Sentence Types

Here are some examples of other sentence types:

Declarative Sentence
A declarative sentence states a fact or an argument and ends with a
full stop () / period (). For example: Imperative Sentence
An imperative sentence is a command or a polite request. It ends with an exclamation mark (!) or a full stop / period. For example: Interrogative Sentence
An interrogative sentence asks a question. It ends with question mark (?). For example:

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What is a sentence? What is an indirect question? What is an interrogative sentence? What is a declarative sentence? What is an imperative sentence? Glossary of grammatical terms