Modal verbs in English
6 Mar, 2023
In the current environment, exclamations and abbreviations should already be equated with a separate variant of any language, because teenagers communicate that way. Sometimes for adults it is just a large and not very clear set of letters, in which it is very difficult to find the meaning.
What are exclamations? These are very emotionally colored words, sometimes phrases. Moreover, the coloring can be both positive and negative.
Everyone knows came to us from the English "wow!", right? But now we will try to go further and see how many more exclamations there are.
Exclamations of two and three words
This is where constructions with what and how appear. The latter is the easiest, so let's start with it. Adding an adjective to how is enough to make an exclamation. Emotions are added depending on the situation.
And so on…
Everything is simple here. Then there will be a construction with what, in which the indefinite article appears, giving the expression emotionality and an exclamatory tone. Remember that the article is used only in the singular.
The structure will be like this:
What + article + adjective + noun
So/such + adjective in a sentence
In addition to individual exclamations, we can say that there are exclamations that are part of the sentence. In this case, we will add so/such to the adjective to enhance its meaning.
So + adjectivе
Such + indefinite article + noun + adjective
The article is not used in the plural or with uncountable nouns.
Denial in exclamations
Another way to express an exclamation is to add a question and a negative to it.
Converting normal sentences to exclamatory ones
To make a sentence with, say, a compliment, an exclamation, it is enough to change its structure. Usually the sentence has the following structure: subject + auxiliary verb + adjective (predicate). In an exclamatory sentence, the scheme will be: what / how + article (singular) + adjective + subject + predicate. Let's look at examples to make it easier.
English will not be English if it does not contain words that are not so easy to hear in everyday communication, or they are unfamiliar to us as exclamations. So, here is a list of what English-speaking people use as exclamations, and what might sound like complete nonsense to us!
In fact, you can easily list at least a dozen more exclamations, but they will already have a negative connotation, so it’s better to learn them on your own, and preferably directly in the language environment.
The topic of exclamations, as we said at the beginning, is quite extensive and interesting. Therefore, if you are in America, and people speak English that is not familiar to you, expressing emotions simply by a set of letters, do not be alarmed, perhaps this is the language that you will speak after spending a month or two there.