Interjection

 


An interjection is a part of speech that helps you express feelings. There are two degrees of feelings - mild and strong. A mild interjection takes a comma after it, while a strong one takes an exclamation mark. Many a time, interjections are not actual words - but then, this doesn’t mean one can use any interjection anywhere.

Words that express some sudden feeling causing an exclamation are called Interjections. They may be:

01. Words

Ex: Oh! it is here only.

Hello! How do you do?

Aha! I got it, I got it.

Rubbish! People queue up to use me.

Hurrah! We have won the race.

02. Phrases

Ex: Ha! Ha! Ha! I am the most important person in the garden.

Help me out of this troubleO God!

03. Clauses

Ex: That was jolly good Fun! Shouted the children in a joyous mood.

What a nuisance! The teacher murmured.

Don’t disturb! My partner whispered.

 

Here are some interjections, this time used in the context of an accompanying sentence:

  • Ahh, that feels wonderful.
  • Alas! I'm lost in the wilderness.
  • Bless you! I couldn't have done it without you.
  • It's time for me to go. Cheerio!
  • Congrats! You finally got your master's degree.
  • Crikey! Do you ever think before you speak?
  • Gesundheit! Are you starting to get a cold?
  • Good grief! Why are you wearing shorts in the winter?
  • Grrr. I'm going to get back at him for that.
  • Humph. He probably cheated to make such good grades.
  • Oh dear! I don't know what to do about this mess.
  • Shoot! I forgot my brother's birthday.
  • Well, duh! That was a stupid thing to do!

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