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    Harry12345 is offline Member
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    Hello,Teachers!How to use what and how in interjectional sentence? Thank you!

    Hello, Teachers

    How to use what and how in interjectional sentences?

    eg.__________________ the farmer is feeding!

    A What lovely sheep B How lovely sheep

    Thank you!

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    Re: Hello,Teachers!How to use what and how in interjectional sentence? Thank you!

    The part of speech of what is pron or determiner or predeterminer ,and the part of speech of how is adv, conj

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    Re: Hello,Teachers!How to use what and how in interjectional sentence? Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    Hello, Teachers

    How to use what and how in interjectional sentences?

    eg.__________________ the farmer is feeding!

    A What lovely sheep B How lovely sheep

    Thank you!

    I give you two examples:
    a. What lovely sheep the farmer is feeding!
    b. How lovely the sheep, which the farmer is feeding, is!

    In my opinion, when you wanna express your exclamation, you'b better express it naturally.
    e.g.
    What lovely sheep! or What lovely sheep they are! I think, the determinative is not to need.

    Or, You also can say:
    How lovely the sheep are!

    I always use this rule:
    1. following "what" is a noun phrase.
    2. following "how" is a adjective.
    3. omit "what" and "how" and displace noun phrase or adjective to end of that sentence, and check whether it is a complete statement sentence.

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    Re: Hello,Teachers!How to use what and how in interjectional sentence? Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker Liu View Post
    I give you two examples:
    a. What lovely sheep the farmer is feeding!
    b. How lovely the sheep, which the farmer is feeding, is!

    In my opinion, when you wanna express your exclamation, you'b better express it naturally.
    e.g.
    What lovely sheep! or What lovely sheep they are! I think, the determinative is not to need.

    Or, You also can say:
    How lovely the sheep are!

    I always use this rule:
    1. following "what" is a noun phrase.
    2. following "how" is a adjective.
    3. omit "what" and "how" and displace noun phrase or adjective to end of that sentence, and check whether it is a complete statement sentence.
    Teacher Seeker Liu Thank you !I can understand NO.1 and NO.2
    1. following "what" is a noun phrase.
    2. following "how" is a adjective.
    But I can not understand NO.3
    3. omit "what" and "how" and displace noun phrase or adjective to end of that sentence, and check whether it is a complete statement sentence.

    Eg.
    What a beautiful flower it is! It is a beautiful flower!
    How beautiful the flower is! The flower is beautiful!
    Last edited by Harry12345; 18-May-2010 at 01:53.

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