Interchange of exclamatory and assertive sentences

Sheila's mother and Rohini's mother are having a conversation at a wedding.

"What a beautiful decoration has been done!" said Sheila's mother. "They hired the best people" said Rohini's mother.

"How excited does the bride look!" said Sheila's mother. "She looks very pretty" said Rohini's mother.

The sentences highlighted in green are called exclamatory sentences. The sentences highlighted in yellow are called Assertive sentences.

We will now understand what exclamatory and assertive sentences are.

To begin with, lets have a look at exclamatory sentences

Exclamatory sentences are the sentences that express strong feelings with an exclamation. They always have an exclamatory mark at the end (!).

The rainy day is expressed with a strong emotion. So, it is an exclamatory sentence.

Another example would be... How lovely these flowers are!

Let us have an insight into Assertive sentences now

Assertive sentence is a sentence that declares a statement, feeling, opinion or an event. It can be both an affirmative/positive statement or a negative one.

This is a negative assertive statement declaring an event.

This is a positive assertive statement declaring an event.

We can change an exclamatory sentence into an assertive sentence and vice versa too.

To start with, let us learn how to change an exclamatory sentence to an assertive one.

Rule number 1 is to replace 'how/what' of the exclamatory sentence to 'very or great'.

Next rule is to replace 'Had/were/If/Would that' by 'I wish'.

'Alas!' should be replaced by 'I/We mourn that' to show grief.

'Hurray/Bravo' should be replaced by 'I/We rejoice that/ or It is matter of joy that ' to show happiness.

Now, we would see how to change an assertive sentence to an exclamatory one.

Rules remain the same like we learnt for changing exclamatory to assertive sentence.

Let us see couple of examples for the same.

'Very/Great' in the assertive sentence is changed to 'How/What' to make it exclamatory.

'It is a matter of joy that' is replaced by 'Hurray'. We did vice versa while changing exclamatory to assertive.

Revision

Exclamatory sentences are the sentences that express strong feelings with an exclamation. They always have an exclamatory mark at the end (!).

Assertive sentence is a sentence that declares a statement, feeling, opinion or an event. It can be both an affirmative/positive statement or a negative one.

To change exclamatory sentence to assertive one, Rule number 1 is to replace 'how/what' of the exclamatory sentence to 'very or great'.

Replace 'Had/were/If/Would that' by 'I wish'.

'Alas!' should be replaced by 'I/We mourn that' to show grief.

'Hurray/Bravo' should be replaced by 'I/We rejoice that/ or It is matter of joy that ' to show happiness.

Rules remain the same while changing assertive to exclamatory performing the action the other way round.

The End!