Literacy Shorts: Exclamation Marks

Exclamation marks can be used to indicate particularly strong emotions.  For example: ‘Ofsted have called.’ ‘Ofsted have called!’ In the first example, the speaker declaring that Ofsted have called seems unremarkable.  Nothing extraordinary or terrifying in that.  Just a phone call.  However, in the second example, the exclamation mark completely transforms the tone: the speaker’s … More Literacy Shorts: Exclamation Marks