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    Is it a sentence?

    Is "What a day!" a sentence? If it is, what is its subject and its predicate ?

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    Re: Is it a sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by nutek962 View Post
    Is "What a day!" a sentence? If it is, what is its subject and its predicate ?
    Yes, it is an exclamatory sentence.

    An exclamatory sentence, or exclamation, is simply a more forceful version of a declarative sentence, marked at the end with an exclamation mark:
    What an awful /What a nice day it is!
    In this case it is the subject and is -the verb

    Exclamatory sentences are common in speech and (sometimes) in fiction, but over the last 200 years they have almost entirely disappeared from academic writing. You will (or should) probably never use one in any sort of academic writing, except where you are quoting something else directly.

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