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What is an exclamation?

 

Definition
 

Here are two senses for exclamation:

 
  1. An exclamation, broadly defined, is any utterance made with strong emotion.
  2. An exclamation, narrowly defined, is a sentence type that is used to express a strong emotional state. It contrasts in syntax or morphology with other sentence types which typically express statements, commands, and questions.
Example (English)
 
  • What a hot summer it was!
  • Generic
      An exclamation is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Crystal 1985 114

     

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 80

     

    Sadock and Zwicky 1985 162–163


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