Punctuation is a mark that makes a meaning of a sentence clear. Another common punctuation mark is the exclamation point. An exclamation point is most often used at the end of a sentence. It used to indicate a strong emotion or feeling.Exclamation Point at the End of a Sentence
Most exclamation points are used at the end of a sentence. They are used to indicate a strong emotion or feeling.
Exclamation Point after a Single Word
- I am so happy!
- You make me so mad!
- Get away from me!
- Help me!
Sometimes a single word can express a strong emotion and be a complete thought.Exclamation Point within a Sentence
Sometimes exclamation points can appear in the middle of a sentence. When quoting a strong statement (direct speech), exclamation points can be placed within the sentence. Exclamation points are not used with indirect speech.
- "I hate you!" she yelled.
- "I am so excited!" he exclaimed.
- "Run!" he shouted.
- The coach yelled "Go!"
Directions: Add the exclamation point in the correct place.
1) The man screamed,"Look out"
2) "Help" yelled the survivors.
3) Stop that
4) I am so mad at you
5) Watch out below
Directions: Select the correct sentence.
1) a. Help? I'm falling!
b. Help! I'm falling!
2) a. "Get out now," she yelled!
b. "Get out now!" she yelled.
3) a. "Don't ever call me again!" she screamed.
b. "Don't ever call me again." she screamed.
4) a. "That! is unbelievable." she shouted!
b. "That is unbelievable!" she shouted.
5) a. Hooray! We won the game!
b. Hooray. We won the game?
Quiz 1 Answers
1) The man screamed, Look out!
2) Help! yelled the survivors.
3) Stop that!
4) I am so mad at you!
5) Watch out below!
Quiz 2 Answers