INTERJECTION



what is an Interjection?

An interjection is a word which expresses some sudden feelings or emotions such as joy, sorrow, surprise, pity, attention, shame, approval, etc.
An interjection is a part of speech that has no real grammatical value. But we use it, usually more in speaking than in writing.

An interjection often appears at the beginning of a sentence. It is usually followed by an exclamation mark or a comma.


use an exclamation mark if the emotion is very strong.

Read the following sentences :

  1. Hurrah! Our team has won. (expresses joy)
  2. Alas! He lost his daughter. (expresses sorrow)
  3. Hush! Someone is stepping in. (expresses attention)
  4. Bravo! Well played my boys. (expresses approval)
  5. Oh! You are here. (expresses surprise)

use a comma if the emotion is not as strong.

Read the following sentences :

  1. Oh, I didn't know that.
  2. Bravo, You did a great job!

Note the following interjections used to express different feelings :

  1. Joy: Hurrah! Ha! ha!
  2. Sorrow: Alas! Ah! Ha!
  3. Surprise: Oh! What!
  4. Approval: Bravo! Hear! Hear! Well done!
  5. Attention: Listen! Hush! Shh! Behold!
  6. Calling: Hello! Hey!



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