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.
|Ah!||expressing pleasure||Ah! That feels awesome.|
|expressing realization||Ah! Now you know.|
|Alas!||expressing grief or pity||Alas! He is now divorced.|
|Dear!||expressing surprise||Dear! That’s a surprise!|
|expressing pity||Oh dear! Are you okay?|
|Eh!||expressing inquiry||Are you sure of that, eh?|
|expressing surprise||Eh! Really?|
|inviting agreement||Come on, eh?|
|Eww!||expressing disagreement||Eww! I don’t like it!|
|Gosh!||expressing hesitation||Gosh! I can’t believe it!|
|Hello!||expressing greeting||Hello! Good morning!|
|expressing inquiry||Hello! May I know your name?|
|Hey!||calling attention||Hey! Look at that!|
|expressing surprise or joy||Hey! That’s a brilliant idea.|
|Hi!||expressing greeting||Hi! Happy birthday to you!|
|Hmm!||expressing hesitation, doubt, or disagreement||Hmm! I’m not sure.|
|Oh!||expressing surprise||Oh! This is my favorite.|
|expressing pain||Oh! My back is aching.|
|expressing pleading||Oh! Please stay with him.|
|Wow!||expressing surprise||Wow! You never fail them to surprise.|
Sometimes, an adjective is being used as an interjection.
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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