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What are Interjections

What are Interjections?

An interjection is a part of speech that expresses emotion. They usually come at the beginning of the sentence. They are one to two words that can express happiness, sadness, anger or surprise.

You can punctuate them with an exclamation mark if they are showing strong emotions. You can use a comma or a period if the emotion is less strong.

They are commonly used in informal language than formal speech.

Note: An interjection does not work as a subject or a verb in the sentence. They are not grammatically linked to the other parts of the sentence.

The following are some examples:

  • Wow, What a wonderful day!

  • Brilliant, you solved the question!

  • Oops, I left my lunch-box out.

  • Hurray! My teacher gave me a prize!

  • Darn, I can't believe I lost my key.

  • Yuck! This sandwich is disgusting!

  • Wow, I love these chocolates.

  • Hurray! We won the match!

  • Hooray! We got the job!

List of Interjections:

  • Alas

  • Oops

  • Yum

  • Wow

  • Yippee

  • Cool

  • Cheers

  • Yikes

  • Hurray

  • Oh dear

  • Hey

  • Yuck

  • Ouch

  • Oh

  • Yeah

  • Uh-huh