Exclamation mark sometime also called as exclamation point. Exclamation mark was originally called as “note of admiration.” It is generally used to express strong feelings or high volume (shouting) or to show emphasis. It is also used to express surprise, strong emotion, astonishment, etc. For example : Hello!, Watch Out!

Rule 1:

At the end of a sentence expressing surprise, joy, anger, shock or another strong emotions. For example:

  • That’s marvelous!
  • ‘Never !’ she cried.
Rule 2:

In informal written English, you can use more than one exclamation mark, or an exclamation mark and a question mark. For example:

  • ‘Your wife’s just given birth to triplets,’ ‘ Triplets ! ?’
Rule 3:

In the last of Optative and Exclamatory sentence. Optative sentence is a sentence which expresses a prayer, wish, curse, etc. For example:

  • May God help you !
  • What a beautiful scene it is !
  • What a good luck !
  • How lovely she looks !
Rule 4:

Interjection and such phrases/ sentences where accidental/ sudden emotion is expressed. For example:

  • Alas !
  • Oh !
  • Oh dear !
  • Nonsense !
  • Hello !
  • Good Heavens !
  • Oh ! Enough !
  • Fie ! Fie !
Rule 5:

Sometimes after short order. For example:

  • Get out ! I don’t want to see you again.
  • Shut up ! I don’t want to hear a word.