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Expressing Admiration

Mengungkapkan kekaguman atau yang


juga di kenal dengan exclamatory remark
adalah suatu pernyataan yang dipakai
untuk menyatakan keadaan kekaguman
(admiration) atau keterkejutan (suprising)
akan sesuatu hal yang sedang dihadapi
saat itu. Expressing admiration or being
also familiar with an exclamatory remark
is a statement used to express the state of admiration or suprising of something that is
being faced at the time.

Expressing Admiration
Fantastic !

Wow, that’s amazing !

What a beautiful painting.

What a lovely flower arrangement !

How wonderful !

What a clever student !

How marvelous !

That’s amazing !

What a lovely drawing !


Terdapat dua pola (pattern) dari pengggunaan exclamatory remark atau exclamation :

Rumus / Pola Exclamatory Remark “WHAT”

 What + article + adjective + noun + S + to be !


What a beautiful girl she is !
 What + article + adjective + noun !
What a beautiful girl !
 How + adjective + S (the +noun) + to be !
How beautiful the girl is !

Note :
Semua ungkapan diatas bermakna sama yaitu “ betapa cantiknya gadis itu “ hanya
saja berbeda susunan katanya.
Article dapat berupa a, an atau the.
To be yang dipakai adalah is , am , atau are .
S atau Subject dapat berupa nama orang / benda atau she, he, it, they, we, I, you.
Penggunaan exclamation "What!" yang diikuti benda (Noun) tunggal selalu diikuti
dengan kata "a" atau "an" yang bertai "sebuah", kecuali jika kata bendanya adalah
Noun yang tidak dapat dihitung, mislanya :
- What black hair you have! (betapa hitamnya rambutmu!).

Kata "hair/rambut" adalah kata benda yang tidak dapat dihitung. kata benda lain yang
tidak dapat dihitung (uncountable nouns) adalah : milk (susu), sugar(gula, water (air),
air (udara), rice (nasi), soup (sayur), dll., maka exclamation-nya tidak menggunakan
"a/an"

Sedangkan, exclamation "What!" yang diikuti dengan kata benda (Noun) jamak,
maka kata bendanya tidak menggunakan "a/an", sebaliknya kata bendanya harus
dalam bentuk jamak.
Contoh:

 What new cars here!


(mobil-mobil di sini sungguh baru!)
 Beware of the dogs! What fierce dogs the people worry about!
(Awas ada anjing! Sungguh galak anjing-anjing itu yang ditakuti orang!)
 What poor children they are!
(Betapa malangnya anak-anak itu!)
 Look! What strong men!
(Lihat orang-orang itu sungguh kuat!)

Dialog 1

Sabrina: Look at this! I made a unique dress for my barbie.


Jane: Wow, what a unique dress it is!
Sabrina: Thank you. I made it by myself.

Dialog 2

Luna: What’s that?


Tom: You can read it if you want. There are some interesting articles in it. You can also see the
picture of the historical place in Indonesia.”
Luna: Oh, lovely. How beautiful! I like it.
Tom: Oh you do?

Dialog 3

Mark: Hey, Ben! Let’s go to the beach!


Ben: Great idea! But how can we get there?
Mark: We can go there by my new motorcycle. Look at this! Is is cool?
Ben: Terrific! What a cool motorcycle!
Choose the right answer !!!

1. Asti : “ Listen to the radio. There is Tompi singing his new song “
Ani : …… I like it.
a. What song is it ! c. How sweet is the song !
b. What a sweet song ! d. What sweet is the song !
2. A : Look at the painting over there !
B : Wow, what ……!
a. a beautiful painting is it c. is a beautiful painting
b. beautiful the painting is d. a beautiful painting it is
3. Mira wears a new dress at Rini’s party. She meets Ani, her close friend.
Ani : “ … It suits you. You look so beautiful.
Mira: Really ? Thank you.
a. what a lovely dress ! c. is the dress beautiful ?
b. What is the dress like ? d. do you like your dress ?
4. Titto : Which is our bus, Dad ?
Father: The new one over there.
Titto : ………….!!
Father: Yeah, that’s right. That’s the super executive bus.
a. How terrible it is c. what a shame
b. What a comfortable bus it is d. how wonderful it is.
5. Rezza : It’s raining and it’s windy all day long.
Mitta : Yes, … we can’t play outside.
a. What a day! c. what a nice day!
b. What day is it ? d. what an awful day !