Punctuation (Exclamation Marks)
A command such as "Be careful!" will usually require an exclamation mark.

Punctuation (Exclamation Marks)

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Exclamation marks are used for: interjections (Ouch!), commands (Sit down!) and to exclaim or show surprise/anger (That's your second warning!). Try to use a range of punctuation in your writing.

1.
Which of the following needs an exclamation mark?
I think that you need to look out
Look out
Please could you look out for my bag
The look-out is on the cliff
Look out!
2.
Which of the following needs an exclamation mark?
Dear John, I hope that you are well
Oh dear
The letter is from my dear Aunty Jean
The Smiths have got a dear little puppy
Oh dear!
3.
Which of the following needs an exclamation mark?
Could you help me please
He asked her for help
Help
I asked you to help
Help!
4.
Which of the following needs an exclamation mark?
I asked him if he would tidy up this mess
Tidy up this mess
We are tidying up this mess
We will tidy up this mess in the morning
Tidy up this mess!
5.
Which of the following needs an exclamation mark?
Could you stop that thief please
Is that thief stopping
Stop thief
Would you tell that thief to stop
Stop thief!
6.
Which of the following needs an exclamation mark?
Come in
I said that he could come on in
They are coming in with the tide
Will you come in and have a cup of tea
Come in!
7.
Which of the following needs an exclamation mark?
Did you have to stand up on the train
I asked him if he would mind standing up
Stand up
The passengers stand up because there are no free seats
Stand up!
8.
Which of the following needs an exclamation mark?
Has he passed his test yet
He passed his test last year
They cheered loudly because he passed his test
You've passed Hooray
You've passed! Hooray!
9.
Which of the following needs an exclamation mark?
As you can appreciate, I was not pleased
I appreciated him telling me why he was late
I wasn't pleased when he came home so late
Why was I not pleased when he came home late
As you can appreciate, I was not pleased!
10.
Which of the following needs an exclamation mark?
Please could you tell them that the paint is wet
The paint was wet; he did not touch it
Wet paint - don't touch
Why can't I touch the wet paint
Wet paint - don't touch!
Author:  Sue Daish

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