Exclamation Mark Punctuation in Writing
Restraint should be exercised when using the exclamation punctuation mark in writing, for when it is used liberally it will lose its impact.
The exclamation mark is used to:
a) Indicate a strong and emotional response.
We are going to hold a party to celebrate this great success!
b) Emphasize a strong command.
Call an ambulance!
c) Express a special indication of contempt or scorn.
There goes the company expert!
* Double exclamation marks should be avoided in business correspondence.
Back to Punctuation Page
|"Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it.
- Colin Powell, Statesman & Retired 4-star General - United States Army
|Your Career Biography|
What goes into writing a Career Biography? Use this guideline to help you write your successful Career Biography. [view]