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Exclamation mark


Exclamation marks are used to give additional emphasis to a sentence.  They have their own built-in full stop which replaces the usual full stop.


Exclamation marks can express URGENCY.



Stop, thief!

Be careful!


Exclamation marks can express EMPHASIS.


Never ask me that again!

Don't you dare do that!


Exclamation marks can express SURPRISE.


What a beautiful baby!

How big you've grown!


Exclamation marks, in general, help to express strong feelings.




Introduction - Capital letters - Full stops - Question Marks - Exclamation marks - Abbreviations - Contractions - Commas - Speech marks (Quotation marks - Inverted comas) - Possessive apostrophes - Colons - Semi-colons - Brackets - Hyphens - Dashes - Obliques (slashes)