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Interjections – Concept, Explanation and Its Uses

Grade 7
Aug 29, 2022


Introduction to Interjection 

Let us now look at several words that reflect a person’s unexpected feelings. 


[Hey, Wow, Oh, Ouch, Alas, Eh, Er, Oops]  

What are these words?” 

These are some examples of expressions that are used to communicate unexpected feelings called interjections

Interjections are frequently found at the start of sentences. They can, however, appear at any point in the sentence, including the beginning, middle, and finish depending on the depth of the emotion we can communicate. 


Interjections are usually followed by a comma or an exclamation point. You could come across writers that utilize numerous exclamation marks from time to time, possibly to add additional vigor to their sentences. Only one exclamation point is required to show emotion. 

Some examples of sentences with the interjection are: 


  1. Hey, bring that book back here. 
  1. Ouch! I was just stung by big black ant. 
  1. Wow! It will take only twenty-five minutes to reach the city on the new train. 

Let’s look at what an interjection is. 

You’ve already used an interjection if you’ve ever said any of the words above, whether you realized it or not at the time.  

The term interjection comes from the Latin words inter [between] and jacre [Jacque] [to throw]. So, an interjection is a term used to communicate a sudden feeling in between phrases or thoughts.  



Interjections are words or phrases that are grammatically independent of the words around them and are used to portray emotion rather than content. 

An interjection is a term used to express a quick emotion between phrases or thoughts. 

Because interjections are intended to express abrupt sensations, they’re frequently employed to express surprise [both good and unpleasant] or enthusiasm. 


  1. Oh! what a beautiful flower 
  1. Uh-oh, this looks inadequate. 
  1. Well, it’s time to say goodbye. 
  1. Actually, um, it’s not my pet. 
  1. Yikes! In the garage, there’s a snake! 

Here are some guidelines for interjection: 

  • There are no fast and hard rules about where an interjection should be placed in respect to other phrases. An interjection might be used before or after a statement that clarifies what is happening.  
  • You can also employ an interjection by itself, albeit this may not make sense if you haven’t thoroughly detailed the situation that prompted you to do so. Exclamation marks are frequently used in interjections, but they are not required. 
  • An interjection can be used within a sentence. Think of the interjection as a separate element from the remaining part of the sentence when you do this. You can use parenthesis or commas to separate the interjections. 
  • The most crucial thing to keep in mind is that the interjection must be set off in some way. Don’t just toss it in with nothing to make it stand out from the rest of the text. 

Exercise -1 

Identify the interjection from the following and underline it: 

  1. Hi, I’m glad that you could make to come for my marriage. 
  1. Wow! You look great in this dress. 
  1. That was the best Disney movie that I have ever seen, bravo! 
  1. I can’t believe you broke my favorite bicycle, bah. 
  1. Hmm, I wonder where I put my purse? 
  1. Eureka, I’ve struck a car 
  1. “Shoo, go away!” shouted the man when he saw the cat licking milk from her cereal bowl. 
  1. I guess that’s the end of the game, darn. 
  1. Stop! You should always 
  1. Fasten your seatbelt while driving. 
  1. Yippee, I made this art all by myself. 


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