Punctuation. Exclamation marks

    The content of these guidelines is taken from the third edition of the Vives University Network’s Interuniversity Style Guide for Writing Institutional Texts, an interuniversity project in which the UPC participates with the support of the Secretariat for Universities and Research of the Government of Catalonia.


    Exclamation marks

    • An exclamation mark is used at the end of a short phrase or a sentence that expresses very strong feeling. It is one way of adding emphasis and in our institutional context it may be used in public announcements of certain kinds, university relations and advertising.

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      • However, exclamation marks are very rare in formal English, so use them sparingly.
      • Finally, never use more than one exclamation mark in a row.

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