INTERJECTIONS: A BIG NAME FOR A LITTLE WORD

As the title says, an Interjection is a big name for a little word. Interjections are one big part of the concept of English but it plays a big role in conversations. Let us get to know the interjections and what they really are!

Interjections are nothing but short exclamations like Hi!, Oh!, Ouch! and there are many more like these. Very often we use them in our daily conversations and more in speaking rather than in writing. Normally, they don’t really have a grammatical value. Remember that they don’t really have a grammatical connection to the sentence when they are inserted in the sentence. When interjections are written, they are followed by an exclamation mark (!)

As we know that interjection is one of the nine parts of speech, it is a word or a phrase that depicts emotion or feeling. Interjections are not really connected to the sentence, which is why they stand alone.

Some of the commonly used interjections are ‘Er. Hey. Ouch!, Umm, Ah!, My God!, Bloody Hell!, Hey!, Well!

Let us understand with some examples,

1, Hey! You don’t have to feel bad about it!

2. Well, let’s talk about it.

3. Ouch! It hurts!

4. Delhi is the capital of …er….India.

As said before, we don’t really use Interjections while writing in a formal way, but they are very common in speech and conversations, which is why they are used more in informal and fictional writing where they depict anger, surprise, hesitation as well as interest. You must have noticed that interjections are followed by an exclamation mark, well the exclamation mark is itself used to show emotions.

Here are some common interjections that we use daily,

  • Ah
  • Alas
  • Dear
  • Eh
  • Er
  • God
  • Hello
  • Hey
  • Hi
  • Hmm
  • Ohh
  • OK
  • Ouch
  • Uh
  • Uh-uh
  • Well
  • Um, umm
  • Wow

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