Glossary: exclamative clause
ExplanationAn alternative label for exclamation, as defined in the National Curriculum. This is a clause type which generally starts with an exclamative phrase containing what or how, and is typically used to make an exclamation. Examples are What a fuss he made! and How tall she is! The exclamative phrase comes first even when it is not the Subject, so there is often a special word order (compare with the usual order in He made a big fuss or She is very tall).
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