Exclamatory Mood for intermediate learners

There are six moods in English grammar. In this article, we will focus on the exclamatory mood. Exclamatives are moods of feelings.

"Exclamatory Mood" in the English Grammar

What Is Exclamatory Mood?

Exclamatory mood (also called exclamative mood) expresses exclamations. In other words, it talks about strong feelings or opinions.

An exclamation is a stronger version of a declarative sentence. It means it conveys excitement or emotion.


Exclamations are formed with the help of two words:

What nice people they are!

What + nice (adj.) + people (n) + they (sub.) + are (v.)

How lovely to see you!


Exclamatory sentences often end with an exclamation mark (!). But they also (though less frequently) end with a full stop (.).

What a lovely day!

How silly I am.


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