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Exclamation marks are used to exclaim something. Here are five circumstance where an exclamation can work well.

  • Astonishment: Wow! So many candles!
  • Emphasis: I love cake!
  • Emotion: I’m so angry the cake was all gone!
  • Excitement: I can’t wait for my birthday!
  • Surprise: Oh! What a scrumptious cake!

In each case, the exclamation mark makes the sentence more exciting, more emotional, more …

If you’re not sure whether a sentence is an exclamation – whether it needs an exclamation mark – try using a full point instead.  If that seems too tame, reinstate the exclamation mark.

Only one exclamation mark is needed – and use them sparingly within your story.