Exclamations in English Language

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Exclamations are use to show strong feeling or sudden emotion. Look at the following exclamatory sentences carefully and make regular practice to improve your skill.    

Hi! (Showing frankness)

  • Hi Gulshan! How’re things with you?
  • Hi Fatima! How do things stand?
  • Hi Sadaf! How about going for a walk.

Oh! Ouch! Ow! Wow! (Showing pain or surprise)

  • Oh! I got such a fright.
  • Oh! I’ve just realized.
  • Oh for a holiday!
  • Ouch! My mother sustained a heavy loss.
  • Ouch! That hurts.
  • Ouch! She died of a heart attack.
  • Ow! I’ve got severe stomach-ache.
  • Ow! I’ve cut my finger.
  • Ow! You heaped dust.
  • Wow! What a lovely face.
  • Wow! This is so exciting film.

Ugh! (Drat)(Showing annoyance)

  • Ugh! Look at that ugly customer.
  • Ugh! The girl is giving me a glare.
  • Drat the thing!
  • Act your age!
  • All aboard!
  • Alas the day!
  • Be quiet!/ Keep quiet./ Keep silent./ go silent!/ Remain silent!/Pipe down!
  • Good Heavens!
  • How brief is the life of man!
  • How lucky I’m!
  • How lovely!
  • How well she sings!
  • Listen to the birds singing!
  • My foot!
  • None of your games!
  • Out you go!
  • Tut-tut!
  • They’re revolting!
  • That’s enough of your lip!
  • That’s the beauty of it!
  • What a liberty!
  • What a life!
  • What a funny face!
  • What a swell you’re!
  • What a silly thing to say!
  • What a dirty jock!
  • What a foul smell!/ What a nasty smell!
  • What a nuisance!
  • You liar!
  • You great idiot!
  • You’ve a crust!

Test Five:

A. Put Exclamation mark in the following sentences where you find necessary:

  1. You know what
  2. You naughty boy
  3. What a gorgeous dress
  4. Hurry up its five to six already.
  5. What a pity.
  6. Hold your jaw. Or Hold your tongue. Or Bridle your mouth.
  7. Look out There’s wrestler coming.
  8. Wait a bit
  9. Ugh look at that huge spider.
  10. Hi Shabnam How about a drink?

B. Write at least ten exclamatory sentences of your own.

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