Exclamation Mark

An exclamation mark is used at the end of a command, interjection and or a declaration.

- That is utter rubbish!

- “Yes!” he replied, “I want it now!”

Exclamation marks are placed inside quotation marks if the information being quoted is an exclamation. Otherwise, the exclamation mark is placed outside the quotation marks.

- The dog barked “woof!” at the man.

- Stop referring to me as “Oreo”!

Note, commas and periods are not used after exclamation marks.

- “I have been doing this for years!” he said. NOT “I have been doing this for years!”, he said.

- The disaster is finally over! NOT The disaster is finally over!.

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