Exclamations Worksheet

We use exclamations to express strong emotions in a special way. It is important to know how to make exclamations because they are very common in both speech and writing.

Study the following sentences.

  • That is a shocking report.

This is an assertive sentence expressing a strong feeling. We can express the same idea using an exclamatory sentence.

  • What a shocking report! OR How shocking!

Note the use of the exclamation mark (!) at the end of the exclamatory sentence.

More examples are given below.

  • Your sister has a very lovely smile.

We can express the same idea using an exclamatory sentence.

  • What a lovely smile your sister has!

Exercise

Change the following assertive sentences into exclamatory sentences.

1. It was a very hot day.

2. She dances very well.

3. He is a very rude man.

4. She looks exhausted.

5. The weather is very nice.

6. That was very interesting.

7. She is very generous.

8. That is a sad state of affairs.

9. It was a nice evening.

10. She is an incredibly strong woman.

Answers

1. What a hot day! OR How hot the day is! (NOT How hot is the day!)

2. How well she dances!

3. What a rude man! OR How rude he is!

4. How exhausted she looks!

5. How nice the weather is!

6. How interesting!

7. How generous she is!

8. What a sad state of affairs!

9. What a nice evening!

10. What an incredibly strong woman! OR How incredibly strong she is!

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