Notes On Exclamatory Sentences - CBSE Class 6 English Grammar
An exclamatory sentence is used express a sudden emotion. It could be fear, anger, anxiety, admiration, excitement etc. Here are some tips for constructing exclamatory sentences.   Use what a before a singular noun. • What a surprise! Before an abstract noun or a plural noun, use what without a. • What awful weather! Use how before a modifying adjective, an adverb or a verb. • How beautiful the flower is! Examples are given below  What a nice evening!  What a pleasant surprise!  How clever of your brother!  Note: It is possible to rewrite many of these sentences using a structure with it.  • How kind of him to help the poor man!    It was kind of him to help the poor man! • How thoughtless of him not to have locked the car!   It was thoughtless of him not to have locked the car!

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An exclamatory sentence is used express a sudden emotion. It could be fear, anger, anxiety, admiration, excitement etc. Here are some tips for constructing exclamatory sentences.   Use what a before a singular noun. • What a surprise! Before an abstract noun or a plural noun, use what without a. • What awful weather! Use how before a modifying adjective, an adverb or a verb. • How beautiful the flower is! Examples are given below  What a nice evening!  What a pleasant surprise!  How clever of your brother!  Note: It is possible to rewrite many of these sentences using a structure with it.  • How kind of him to help the poor man!    It was kind of him to help the poor man! • How thoughtless of him not to have locked the car!   It was thoughtless of him not to have locked the car!
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