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qismat
Pakistan

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Plz guide Write exclamatory sentences as statement. 1. What a cold day! 2. Be quiet! 3.what a miracle! 4. Alas, his mother is no more!

10 Sep 2019      



zoemorosini
United States

Exclamatory sentences have an exclamation point at the end.  Take that off first.  "What a" changes to "It´s a" and the command "Be quiet" can be restated with a period, or changed as below.
 
By the way, the apostrophes I type are changing to strange symbols, so I put commas below instead.

It,s a cold day.
Quiet, please.
It,s a miracle.
Alas, his mother is no more.  OR His mother has passed away.

11 Sep 2019     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Very nice choices, zoemorosini! I was wondering how to make the second one a statement. What about “It is not quiet” as another possibility?

11 Sep 2019     



MoodyMoody
United States

A statement needs to have an explicit subject in English. "Quiet, please" is still imperative. What do you think of "You need to be quiet" as a statement. The imperative intent is still present, but the grammar is affirmative.

14 Sep 2019     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Love it MoodyMoody! How about “the class needs to be quiet” as well?”

14 Sep 2019