Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Writing Tip: With Exclamation Points, Less is More


One of the best editors I've ever known once told me that you should limit yourself to three exclamation points in your entire lifetime. It was an exaggeration, of course, but he was making a good point.

When writing for school or work, a plain old period is the perfect choice for most sentences.

Mind you, this advice isn't as imporant for casual writing. Feel free to shout away at your friends and family in e-mails and texts. They'll love you for it. (Not.)

For more on when to use exclamation points, see Taking it Old School: Interjections! by Grammar Rock

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