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Chapter 16. Punctuation: Commas Are Our ... > Period, Question Mark, Exclamation M... - Pg. 158

Punctuation: Commas Are Our Friends 158 Exclamation Marks: Gosh and Golly! In speech, exclamations are used freely, especially in moments of high passion, as when the dish- washer overflows at 11 P.M. on a Saturday night. In writing, however, it is far more convincing to create emphasis by the force of your words rather than the force of your punctuation. But there will be occasions to use exclamation marks, so here are some guidelines to follow. Danger, Will Robinson Do not combine an exclamation mark with a period, comma, or question mark. · Use an exclamation mark after an exclamatory sentence. Example:"Apparent" is a large, old bossy person who tortures youth! The Pause That Refreshes Following are some questions and answers submitted to an advice columnist. The advice is con- fusing because the periods, question marks, and exclamation marks are missing. Add them as needed. 1. I've been going steady with this man for six years We see each other every night He says he loves me, and I know I love him, but he never mentions marriage Do you think he's going out