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Interjections

An interjection is a word that expresses some kind of emotion. It can be used as filler. Interjections do not have a grammatical function in the sentence and are not related to the other parts of the sentence. If an interjection is omitted, the sentence still makes sense. It can stand alone.

  • Ouch! That hurts.
  • Well, I need a break.
  • Wow! What a beautiful dress!

When you are expressing a strong emotion, use an exclamation mark (!). A comma (,) can be used for a weaker emotion.

Interjections do the following:

1. Express a feeling (wow, gee, oops, darn, geez, oh):

  • Oops, I’m sorry. That was my mistake.
  • Geez! Do I need to do it again?
  • Oh, I didn’t know that.

2. Say yes or no (yes, no, nope):

  • Yes! I will do it!
  • No, I am not going to go there.
  • Nope. That’s not what I want.

3. Call attention (yo, hey):

  • Yo, will you throw the ball back?
  • Hey, I just wanted to talk to you about the previous incident.

4. Indicate a pause (well, um, hmm):

  • Well, what I meant was nothing like that.
  • Um, here is our proposal.
  • Hmm. You really need to be on a diet.
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