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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #9721: Exclamation
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Exclamative sentences! [Change theme]
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    Exclamation


    Exclamative clauses!

    They are used to express feelings (surprise, admiration, regret, interest...)


    1. With a noun or a nominal group:


    • 'What' with a noun or  a nominal group.

    Singular

    Plural


     - with a countable noun:
    What
    + determiner + adjective + countable noun
    Eg. : What a beautiful dress!


    What + a (or: an) + (adjective) + noun + (subject + auxiliary / verb).
    Eg. : What a pretty girl (she is)!

    • - with a countable noun:
      What + ø + adjective + countable noun (plural)
      Eg.: What beautiful flowers!
    • -
      What + (ad
      jective) + noun + (subject + auxiliary / verby).
      Eg.: What beautiful flowers (you have)!


     
    - with a uncountable noun:
    What + ø + adjective + uncountable noun
    Eg. : What delicious tea!


    What + (adjective) + noun +(subject + auxiliary / verb).
    Eg. : What nice furniture (you have)!


    • 'Such' with a nominal group.

    Singular

    Plural

    She is such a nice person!

    I always enjoy seeing such good films.








    2. With an adjective or an adverb:


    how and so.


    'so' when there isn't any noun after the adjective or the adverb.


    How
    + adjective or adverb + (subject + auxiliary / verb).

    So
    Subject + auxiliary / verb + so + adjective or adverb

    Eg. : How nice (of you)!

    Eg. : This baby is so sweet!



    3. With a verb or a verbal group:


    how and so much.


    How
     + verbal group

    so much

    after the verb

    Eg. : How they talked!
    How fast you drive!

    Eg. : They talked so much!  




    Caution!


    "How" et "What" aren't question words. You should NOT invert the words in the sentence.


    Idiomatic clauses:
       
    Eg. : What a pity!

    Fill in this dialogue.


    Good luck!


    Mary and John are having a discussion after their visit to an Art gallery:



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    1. Mary : That was boring!

    2. John : On the contrary, it was interesting evening!

    3. Mary : ridiculous paintings!

    4. John : I think they are brilliant!

    5. John : beautiful colours! The blues! The reds!

    6. Mary : You know I'm colour-blind so I can't see your beautiful colours.

    7. John : boring you are!

    8. John : And don't you think the sculpture of the baby was wonderful? It was interesting idea!

    9. Mary : I'm sure I'll have horrible nightmare ! It was awful.

    10. John : Next time I'll go to the Art gallery with Sally. You're disagreeable!










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