The exclamation mark is used to express exasperation,astonishment or surprise or to emphasise a comment or short, sharp phrase.
- Help! Help!
- That’s unbelievable!
- Get out!
- Look out!
You can also use it to mark a phrase as humourous, ironic or sarcastic.
- 1. What a lovely day! (when it obviously is not a lovely day)
- 2. That was clever! (when someone has done something stupid)
Some general remarks:
- Don’t overuse the exclamation mark
- Don’t include a series of exclamation marks. E.g., I’ll never get it right!!!!