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Exclamation marks, on the other hand, should be kept in a cupboard and only used when all other grammatical devices have been exhausted.
Exclamation marks have never been so popular, nor so misused, such is the breathless nature of much of the outpouring of comment from the army of self-appointed analysts and Internet seers.
Lily Gilpin, 10, of Year 5, said: "I think sometimes it's the punctuation, say if you use an exclamation mark or if you put an ellipsis at the end of a sentence it can leave you on a cliffhanger.
NEW YORK: Exclamation marks in the title of musicals are usually a promise of a fun, merry confection.
He's rooting for me,'' said Baze, who has three mounts today and seven Saturday, ``and that just puts an exclamation mark on what a gentleman he is.
Writing about the exclamation point (it is, she believes, the equivalent of canned laughter), Truss says that "there is only one thing more mortifying than having an exclamation mark removed by an editor: an exclamation mark added in" (p.
I know some of you have been tempted to do this when you've been unable to obtain a sufficient supply of the real thing, but I must tell you that you are misguided; not only is the dot in the exclamation mark a poor, undernourished thing compared with the fully mature native full-stop, and therefore capable of stopping only very short sentences, but more important, they were never intended for this use
Adopting a vigorous use of the first person singular and including at least one exclamation mark in almost every paragraph, he projects an image of a jolly uncle perfectly bearable in small doses.
If this precis of Sperling's track record isn't enough to recommend the book to busy CEOs, here's another reason: Read it to see what happens when a CEO is willing to simply tell the whole story, without aggrandizement (Sperling emerges from the first 20 percent of the book looking Like a very strange beast) and without hype (there's only one exclamation mark in the entire book).
By the time of publication, the terminal exclamation mark had been altered to a period; but the changes didn't stop there, for in 1863 the stanza shifted emphasis again:
But it would be nice to put an exclamation mark on it.