Exclamation Mark

Exclamation Mark

An exclamation mark is used at the end of a command, interjection and or a declaration.

– That is utter rubbish!

– “Yes!” he replied, “I want it now!”

Exclamation marks are placed inside quotation marks if the information being quoted is an exclamation. Otherwise, the exclamation mark is placed outside the quotation marks.

– The dog barked “woof!” at the man.

– Stop referring to me as “Oreo”!

Note, commas and periods are not used after exclamation marks.

– “I have been doing this for years!” he said. NOT “I have been doing this for years!”, he said.

– The disaster is finally over! NOT The disaster is finally over!.

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