What Another AI Writer Got Wrong

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In my continued search for an AI Writing tool that will do what it advertises and save me time, I tried my luck on another AI writer. 

To make a fair comparison to other blog posts on exclamation marks, I used the same topic and title as with two other AI Writers I reviewed. Since I write about grammar, an article about exclamation marks is a natural fit for this site.

When I started, I took notes of the steps and took screenshots. Finally I asked it to generate five headings.  And after the first heading, I stopped taking notes. As you begin reading the blog post, you’ll understand why.

If you want to know the name of this program, I will name it at the end. I’m sure they are trying to do the best they can. Maybe eventually the program would have created a more factual article. And if it had, I could give it a better review.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Exclamation Marks

Introduction

I love exclamation marks!!!! They’re so fun and exciting to use!!!! But how much do you know about them? Do you know where they came from? Do you know why we use them? Do you even know what their official name is??!! (It’s “exclamation point,” FYI.) From the O.G. exclamation mark to the most modern punctuation ever invented, here are five fascinating facts about everyone’s favorite punctuation mark!

You cannot end a sentence with an exclamation mark.

  • You cannot end a sentence with an exclamation mark.
  • Exclamation marks are used to express emotion, not to end a sentence.
  • Exclamation marks are also known as “exclamations” or “interjections” and can be found in the punctuation section of your keyboard, next to the question mark (?).

They come in handy when you want to express surprise or excitement, but do not confuse them with exclamatory sentences that contain punctuation at both ends — like “You look great!” or “How are you?”

In Spanish and French, exclamation marks are more commonly used than in English.

In Spanish and French, exclamation marks are more commonly used than in English. In fact, they’re so common that they have their own word for them: “exclamaciones” (pronounced “ex-clay-sha-sions”).

In Spanish, these exclamations aren’t just limited to the end of a sentence—they can be used in other places as well. For example, if you were angry at someone in a text message or on a social network post and wanted to show it by writing something like !!!!!!!!!!!!!! , then you could write something like *estoy muy enojado con usted*!!! instead of having just one exclamation mark after your last sentence!

A new exclamation mark was added to the English language in 2010.

Did you know that a new exclamation mark was added to the English language in 2010? It’s true!

In the Oxford English Dictionary, which codifies all things related to British English and is considered the definitive authority on what constitutes “correct” usage, an exclamation mark is defined as “a punctuation mark (!) used at the end of an exclamation.” The OED goes on to explain that this marks bursts of words or phrases with high pitch and stress: “the word ‘fire’ shouted out loud.” This definition gives us a good idea about when we might use it; for example: “Fire!” or “I just got fired!”

In 2014, Merriam-Webster added a similar entry under its online dictionary: “A typeface design used at the end of words indicating something unexpected has happened.” It also notes that this symbol also can be used before words that express surprise or excitement (“Wow!”, for instance.)

Exclamation points are being used more frequently in business writing.

If you’re writing a letter, email or memo for business purposes, it’s likely that your writing will contain exclamation marks. In fact, some sources claim that the exclamation point is used more frequently in business writing than in other types of writing!

Here are some examples:

  • “It would be great if you could get this report done by Thursday.”
  • “We need to finalize the agenda ASAP.”
  • “Can we meet today?”

Exclamation points are not a universal punctuation symbol.

  • Exclamation marks are not a universal punctuation symbol.
  • They are used in English (and many other languages), but they don’t fit into the grammatical system of other major languages like German, Finnish, and Swedish. In those languages, exclamation marks have different functions or aren’t used at all! So if you’re writing in Swedish or German and want to express excitement about something using an exclamation mark—don’t! You’ll only be confusing your readers.
  • Exclamation points are also more popularly used in Latin American Spanish than in European Spanish. This is because in Latin America people tend to speak faster than their European counterparts; therefore they need more visual cues like exclamation points so they can keep up with how fast everyone’s speaking!

Exclamation marks appear to be on the rise!

It seems that the exclamation mark is on the rise! In business writing, it is used to express excitement, urgency and shock.

In a memo or email requesting that something be done right away, use an exclamation mark to convey urgency: “Please send me all documents related to this project by end of day Thursday!”

In an email expressing excitement about something happening soon—especially if it’s not something you expect—use an exclamation mark: “Our new office opens next week!”

When you want to express shock about something that happened unexpectedly or didn’t go according to plan, use an exclamation mark: “We lost our biggest account last month!”

Conclusion

By the way, the title of this post should have had an exclamation mark at the end! But that would make it look awkward, right?

Overall, I think people are becoming more comfortable using exclamation marks these days, as they are being used in a wider array of contexts. We hope you’ve learned some new things about them here! Just be sure to use them wisely—and sparingly.

Bottom Line

My bottom line is that the AI writer aids claim they can write AI posts and save a writer time. How is this saving time for me when I have to fact check the entire post?

Unless the company makes major improvements, I cannot recommend CopyAI as a useful AI writer.

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