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 is a type of grammatical mood used to express strong emotions, such as excitement, surprise, joy, or anger. An exclamation may use a declarative sentence but with a different tone or emphasis that conveys a strong emotion.


Exclamations mood can be indicated with the help of two words:

How lovely to see you!

What a nice lady she is!

What + a nice lady (article + adj. + n) + she (sub.) + is (v.)


Exclamatory sentences are often identified by an exclamation mark (!) at the end, which signals to the reader or listener that the sentence should be read or spoken with a strong emphasis or tone. However, it is also possible for an exclamatory sentence to end with a full stop (.), although this is less common.

What a lovely day!

How silly I am.


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