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Exclamations are often constructed with how and what or with so and such. Negative question forms are also common.

Exclamations with how

Form: how + adjective/adverb + subject + verb

The structure how + subject + verb is also possible.

Exclamations with what

Form: what a/an (+ adjective) + singular countable noun

We use what + adjective before an uncountable or plural noun.

What + object + subject + verb

Exclamations with so and such

Different structures are possible.

Form: so + adjective

Form: such a/an (+ adjective) + singular countable noun

Form: such (+ adjective) + uncountable/plural noun

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