Do I REALLY Need that Exclamation Point?

Exclamation Flowchart

We all overuse some of our favorite grammar no-no’s. Sometimes it’s the word ¨that¨ sometimes it’s something as docile as an exclamation point. If you’re prone to exclamation overuse, heres a handy flowchart to help you decide what to keep and what to delete.

Exclamation Flowchart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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