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Which of the following sentences is correct:
1. Thank you for sharing the link!
2. Thank you for sharing the link.
Recently, I have noticed that many English writers don't use the exclamation mark in such sentences. Is it a new trend in English?
Last edited by seeeker222; 04-Jan-2011 at 09:01.
Thank you for your comment.
It's everywhere, though I find it intrusive. I like F Scott Fitzgerald's remark that it's like laughing at your own jokes. I prefer to leave the reader to make their own decision about what's important. It should mark an exclamation, so unless you go around shouting a lot, you shouldn't need to use it much. A couple a year should be enough. Peppering texts with exclamation marks is still a little better than the use of upper case to tell people something is important, though the two often go together.
After reading your post I'm afraid to use ! and upper case. I thought it was OK to use them
BTW, what does this smiley mean? I know it's not a good one, but people at Russian-speaking forums use it when they talk about something pleasant (this smiley looks more friendly at those forums).