Functionally, simple sentences are further classified in the literature into declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamative
For example, in a form-focused activity one colour can be associated with each category of features under practice (subject omission, emoticons, exclamative
sentences, discourse markers, etc.).
Known as the "Lord God Bird" by those whose habitats overlapped the habitats these birds once haunted, the name was given for the exclamative
reaction that people would have when they saw one of these pterodactyl-sized woodpeckers sail past with a 3-foot wingspan.
These are all short sentences but we chose a number of sentences that demanded intonation (questions, exclamative
phrases, pauses for commas, etc.) and the subject showed no problem in those phrases for the Spanish test.
(7) The heads Voc(ative) and Excl(amative) are occupied by vocative and exclamative
clauses: at the syntax-semantics interface.
Fourth, bien as an extreme degree modifier can be displaced to the left periphery in order to check exclamative
force (Gutierrez-Rexach 2001, Masullo 2012), i.e.
Terms like 'here' or 'these' accompanying past tenses, 'seemed', the exclamative
construction, or such statements as 'Wealth was an inferior object', are all markers of free indirect style used to establish a (wavering) contrast between narrative voice and character, with the older narrator's wisdom both allowing for and critiquing his youthful self's enthusiasm.
By this test, relative and interrogative what are determinatives, but not exclamative
what, which can combine with a as in What a great idea it was!
Company+GEN founder roll+PRES.3SG onward and exclamative
singahta+a lapi (Pr) ikkuna+n dart+PRES.3SG through window
This is because wh-relative and exclamative
clauses all belong broadly to the wh-class, and yet do not trigger inversion (3):
* An exclamative
sentence or exclamation is generally a more emphatic form of statement expressing emotion: "What a wonderful day this is!"