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Interjection – Types and Examples

Grade 5
Aug 27, 2022

An interjection is a word or a set of words that expresses a strong feeling.  

  • Interjections are words or phrases that show strong feelings or emphasis.   
  • They have no grammatical relationship to words in a sentence and can stand alone.   
  • They do not change the meaning of a sentence; instead, they add emotion or emphasis.  
  • Interjections are usually found in dialogue and are not found in academic or formal writing.   


  • Wow! What a beautiful painting.  
  • Hurrah! Our team has won the series. 

Kinds of Interjection: 

1. The Interjection of Greeting:

Expresses the emotion of warmth to meet with any person.  

E.g., Halloo! Ho! Hi! Hello!  

2. The Interjection of Joy:

Expresses joy or express instantaneous pleasure and happiness on a particular occasion.  


E.g., Hurrah! Ha! Ha! Wow!   

3. The interjection of sorrow:

Expresses sorrow or the emotion of sadness.   

E.g., Ah! Ah me! Alas!   

4. The Interjection of Surprise:

Expresses surprise or express the feeling of surprise for any incident that has happened.   

E.g., Oh! What! Well   


5. The Interjection of Approval:

Expresses approval or express approval or any agreement in a sentence.  

E.g., Well done! O.K!    

6. The Interjection Attention:

Expresses attention or used to get someone’s attention towards us.  

E.g., Listen! Look! Behold! Hush. 

  • An interjection that expresses a strong emotion can stand alone before or after a sentence. An exclamation mark follows such interjections

Oh, no! I wrote horse instead of hoarse.  

Oh my God! We’ve won!  

  • When an interjection expresses a milder feeling, it appears as part of the sentence. In that case, it is separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma.  

Oh, I thought I knew the definition of that word. 


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