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  1. ELIZA

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    Exclamation may relate to a noun or a nominal group(noun phrase), a verb or verbal group, an adjective, an adverb.
    It is used to express emotions such as surprise, admiration, regret, disgust, interest, etc.



    1. Exclamation refers to a name or a nominal group:

    It can be introduced by one of the two exclamatory words: what and such.


    'What' with a name or a noun phrase:

    Singular:

    with a countable noun:

    What + determiner + adjective + countable noun
    Ex: What a beautiful dress!

    What + a (or an) + (adjective) + noun + (subject + verb).
    Ex: what a pretty girl (she is)!


    With an uncountable noun:

    What + ø + adjective + uncountable noun
    Ex: what delicious tea!


    What + (adjective) + noun + (subject + verb)
    Ex: What nice furniture (you have)!

    Plural:

    with a countable noun:

    What + ø + adjective +plural of the countable noun
    Ex: What beautiful flowers!

    What + (adjective) + noun + (subject + verb)
    Ex: What beautiful flowers (you have)!

    'Such' with a noun phrase:

    Singular:

    Ex: She is such a nice person!

    Plural:

    Ex: I always enjoy seeing such good films.


    2. The exclamation refers to an adjective or an adverb:



    It can be introduced by one of two exclamatory words: how and so.

    We use 'so' when there is no name after the adjective or the adverb which the exclamation is referring to.


    How + adjective or adverb + (subject + verb).
    Ex: How lovely (you are)!


    Subject + verb + so + adjective or adverb
    Ex: This baby is so sweet!


    3. The exclamation relates to a verb or verbal group:


    How + verbal group.
    Ex: How they talked!
    How fast you drive!


    So much preceded by the verb which the exclamation is reffering to
    Ex: they talked so much!



    Remarks:
    *How and What are not here interrogative words. There is no inversion of the subject and the eventual verb.

    *Some expressions are constructed with an uncountable noun preceded by a determiner
    Ex: what a pity!

    ...that's all..express yourselves ! ;)
     
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  2. Tina

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    Wow interesting material!!! Need to review it again in detail
     

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