"He speaks, thank you!"

January 25, 2013


is "merci" always accompanied by a space followed by an exclamation point?

January 25, 2013

No, not always, only when it is necessary to reflect the intention of the writer.

Here, you have a comma, to build an "apposition" between the fact that the speaker mentions that a man is speaking and the fact that he politely invites another person to be quiet.

The exclamation point is there to indicate the tone of the sentence.

January 25, 2013
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