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Exclamation Marks

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Exclamation marks are used to show strong feeling or emotion.

They’re commonly used at the end of a command or to imply shouting.

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For example,

  • You’re in trouble!
  • Come back here!
  • That’s a ridiculous decision!
The exclamation mark adds more feeling.

Remember, exclamation marks can make your sentences more emotional, but don’t use too many!

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Your Turn…

1. What is an exclamation mark?
A horrid stain
Sweets
A punctuation mark

2. What does an exclamation mark look like?
-
?
!

3. What is the job of an exclamation mark?
To show a letter is missing
To show that a sentence has more emotion
To show that someone is talking

4. Which of the following should include a question mark?
GET OUT
Where are the biscuits
I like cheese

5. Look at the following sentence: What a mess you have made Where should the exclamation mark go?
After the word ‘mess’
At the beginning
At the end

Score =
Correct answers:

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