Change Assertive sentences into Exclamatory sentences

Before we master how to change or transform assertive sentences into exclamatory sentences, we must know what assertive and exclamatory sentences are.

What is an assertive sentence?

Assertive sentence definition: an assertive/declarative sentence is used to declare something. The information you give can be facts or simply opinions. It ends with a period, also known as a full stop.

Examples:-

  • I love teaching English.
  • You guys are the best.
  • We watched a movie yesterday.
  • Jon is my school friend.

What is an exclamatory sentence?

Exclamatory sentence definition: An exclamatory sentence is used to express strong feelings/emotions like love, hate, excitement, joy, sadness, frustration, etc. An exclamatory sentence ends with an exclamation mark.

Examples:-

  • This car is amazing! (expressing happiness)
  • My dog has passed away! (expressing sorrow)
  • How can you lose that paper! (expressing frustration)
  • What a movie that was! (expressing admiration)

Now we know what assertive and exclamatory sentences are. Let us look at how to change/transform assertive sentences into exclamatory sentences.

Assertive sentence examples:

  • It is a beautiful day.
  • That was a nerve-racking match.
  • Max has an amazing car.
  • You have a beautiful girl to love.
  • He was shocked to see me.
  • You are fortunate to have her.
  • The place was expensive.
  • The weather is romantic.
  • They are excited to come to my place.

Exclamatory sentence examples:

  • What a beautiful day it was!
  • What a nerve-racking match that was!
  • What an amazing car you have!
  • What a beautiful girl you have to love!
  • How shocked he was to see me!
  • How fortunate you are to have her!
  • How expensive the place was!
  • How romantic the weather is!
  • How excited they are to come to my place!

Wasn’t it easy to change assertive sentences into exclamatory sentences? It was, right? There are two structures using which the transformation of assertive sentences into exclamatory happened above.

Structure 1:

Assertive sentence: Subject + linking verb + noun phrase (subject complement) + modifiers (optional).

When an assertive sentence has the above structure, use the following structure to change it into an exclamatory sentence;

Exclamatory sentence: What + noun phrase + subject + linking verb + !

Assertive sentences examples

  • It is a beautiful day.

It = the subject
is = the linking verb
A beautiful day = the noun phrase (subject complement)

  • That was a nerve-racking match.
  • Max has an amazing car.

Exclamatory sentences examples

  • What a beautiful day it was.

What = A word that strengthens the emotion in the sentence
A beautiful day = the noun phrase (subject complement)
It = the subject
is = the linking verb

  • What a nerve-racking match that was!
  • What an amazing car you have!

Structure 2:

Assertive sentence: Subject + linking verb + adjective (subject complement) + modifiers (optional)

When an assertive sentence has the above structure, use the following structure to change it into an exclamatory sentence:

Exclamatory sentence: How + the adjective + subject + linking verb + !

  • Assertive: The weather is romantic.
  • Exclamatory: How romantic the weather is!
  • Assertive: The place was expensive.
  • Exclamatory: How expensive the place was!
  • Assertive: They are excited to come to my place.
  • Exclamatory: How excited they are to come to my place!

How to change assertive sentences into exclamatory sentences when assertive sentences have action verbs in them?

Assertive sentence structure: the subject + a verb (action) + an adverb of manner + modifiers (optional).

Exclamatory sentence structure: How + the adverb of manner + the subject + the verb!

  • Assertive: She sings beautifully.
  • Exclamatory: How beautifully she sings!
  • Assertive: The boys are working on the task honestly.
  • Exclamatory: How honestly the boys are working on the task!
  • Assertive: He kissed her passionately.
  • Exclamatory: How passionately he kissed her!
  • Assertive: Max surprisingly knocked him out.
  • Exclamatory: How surprisingly Max knocked him out!

NOTE: We change/transform assertive sentences into exclamatory sentences using the above structure when the assertive sentences have an action verb and an adverb of manner (beautifully, honestly, passionately, surprisingly)

But we don’t change/transform assertive sentences into exclamatory sentences the same way when the assertive sentences don’t have an adverb of manner. In such a case, simply replace the period with an exclamation mark.

  • Assertive: She sings. (no emotions)
  • Exclamatory: She sings! (Expressing strong emotions, maybe the speaker is shocked or happy to say that.)
  • Assertive: We won the match. (Expressing no emotions)
  • Exclamatory: We won the match! (Expressing happiness)
  • Assertive: My dog died last night. (Expressing no emotions)
  • Exclamatory: My dog died last night! (Expressing happiness)
  • Assertive: We are going to the mall. (Expressing no emotions)
  • Exclamatory: We are going to the mall! (Expressing excitement and joy)

FAQs

1. How do you convert an assertive sentence into an exclamatory sentence?
Answer: an exclamatory sentence is a statement that expresses a strong emotion. Simply use an exclamation mark at the end of a sentence if it exudes a strong emotion, or use HOW or WHAT at the beginning of an assertive sentence to change it into an exclamatory sentence (when these are followed by a noun, adjective, or adverb of manner).

Examples:

You look beautiful. (assertive)
You look beautiful! (exclamatory)

The fight was unbelievable. (assertive)
How unbelievable the fight was! (exclamatory)

He is a nice guy.. (assertive)
What a nice guy he is! (exclamatory)

2. What are 10 examples of exclamatory?

I can’t wait to go there!
What a man he is!
How smartly he made us do that!
How beautifully she dances!
Wow! That’s a house I want to buy!
Boy oh boy! This is beyond my imagination!
Dang! We are so lost!
What a performance that was!
We all got the job!
What a loser that guy is!

3. How do you change a sentence into exclamatory?

We change a sentence into an exclamatory sentence simply by using the exclamation mark at the end of the sentence or using WHAT or HOW at the beginning of the sentence when there is a noun, adjective, or adverb of manner after ‘what’ or ‘how’.

What a house it is!
How excited you look!
How fast she runs!

4. What are the exclamatory words?

Exclamatory words express a strong emotion in a sentence. They can express happiness, sadness, excitement, astonishment, grief, anger, etc.

wow, yay, welcome, darn, alas, hurray, come on, boy oy boy, oh, ah, woohoo, etc.

5. What a pity converts into an assertive sentence?

When such assertive sentences are changed into affirmative sentences, they take a pseudo subject ‘IT’. Generally, a sentence using this structure and the word ‘pity’ takes a that clause after it.

What a pity + that clause
What a pity that he lost the match.

Assertive: It is a pity that lost the match.

6. What are five exclamatory sentences?

That is so sweet of you to say!
Jesus, just listen to what I am saying!
Thank you, I appreciate the help!
How smart he is being!
What a family this is.


Here’s my youtube video that helps you master how to Transform an assertive into an exclamatory sentence:

16 thoughts on “Change Assertive sentences into Exclamatory sentences”

  1. Thanks mann, your explanation on changing assertive to exclamatory sentences helped me a lot in my english assignment in school…….Hats Off…….Nice Website too….

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  2. Q-a beautiful is painting what this
    {Arrange into exclamatory sentence}
    Correct ans1 -what a beautiful painting is this!
    Ans2- what a beautiful painting this is!
    Which one is correct?

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  3. Can you help me to convert this assertive sentence into an exclamatory one?:
    It is a pity that he had to undergo all this.

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  4. Change to Exclamatory
    These flowers have a pleasant smell.

    Is this answer also correct?
    Wow ! These flowers have a pleasant smell

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  5. Change to Exclamatory
    These flowers have a pleasant smell.

    Is this answer also correct?
    Wow ! These flowers have a pleasant smell.

    Reply

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