English Grammar/Basic Parts of Speech/Interjections

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Definition[edit]

An interjections is a word or group of words that is used to express surprise, fear, pain or other emotions. It is not grammatically related to other words in a sentence, so it functions independently. It may be followed by an exclamation point or may be included in a sentence set off by a comma.

List of Interjections[edit]

ah goodness hurray tsk
aha gracious oh well
alas great omigosh/omg whew
dear hello/hi ouch wow
gee hey psst yipee

Examples[edit]

  • Ouch! You hurt my knee.
  • Hello, how have you been?