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An interjection is a word that expresses a strong emotion. It expresses emotion of joy, sorrow, excitement, wonder surprise, pain, sadness, happiness, and so on. It can be placed before or after the sentence and it is one of the eight major parts of speech in the English language.Surprisingly, it can stand alone.

There are hundreds of interjections in English. The examples below show the expressions which are usually referred to the situations most of the time. These are the common words that mostly used by people.

 

InterjectionMeaningExample
Ah!expressing pleasureAh! That feels awesome.
expressing realizationAh! Now you know.
Alas!expressing grief or pityAlas! He is now divorced.
Dear!expressing surpriseDear! That’s a surprise!
expressing pityOh dear! Are you okay?
Eh!expressing inquiryAre you sure of that, eh?
expressing surpriseEh! Really?
inviting agreementCome on, eh?
Eww!expressing disagreementEww! I don’t like it!
Gosh!expressing hesitationGosh! I can’t believe it!
Hello!expressing greetingHello! Good morning!
expressing inquiryHello! May I know your name?
Hey!calling attentionHey! Look at that!
expressing surprise or joyHey! That’s a brilliant idea.
Hi!expressing greetingHi! Happy birthday to you!
Hmm!expressing hesitation, doubt, or disagreementHmm! I’m not sure.
Oh!expressing surpriseOh! This is my favorite.
expressing painOh! My back is aching.
expressing pleadingOh! Please stay with him.
Wow!expressing surpriseWow! You never fail them to surprise.

 

 

Sometimes, an adjective is being used as an interjection.

Example:

1.Good! You are impressive.

2. Great! You won the extreme game.

3. Nice! You are so creative.

 

Other examples of interjection are Aha, Er, Goodness, Hurrah, Oops, Ouch, Uh-oh, Uh-huh, Ugh, Yahoo, Yikes, Yuck, Yup, etc.

 

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