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Grade 9
Sep 6, 2022

What is an Interjection  

Interjections are one of the eight parts of speech. The other seven are nouns, pronouns, verbs, prepositions, adjectives, adverbs, and conjunctions. Interjections are used to show emotion in a sentence. While they may not be popular in academic writing, they have their place in other forms of writing. 

Interjections are commonly followed by a comma or an exclamation point, depending on the strength of the emotion the writer would like to convey. From time to time, you might see writers use multiple exclamation points, possibly to infuse more energy into their words. Truthfully, though, only one exclamation point is necessary to convey emotion. 

Commonly used Interjections  

Oh used for expressing sadness or wonder  

  • Oh! Your grandfather met with an accident 

Hush is used express quiet  

  • Hush ! the teacher is coming  

Ah used for expressing pain or grief 

  • Ah! I have a stomach ache 

Hurray is used for expressing happiness or joy 

  • Hurray! India won the cricket match  

Ouch used for expressing sudden pain or embarrassment  

  • Ouch! The nail pierced my finger 

Alas used for expressing grief  

  • Alas! I lost my mobile phone 

oops used for saying sorry  

  • Oops! I am sorry I dropped your book  

Wow used for expressing wonder or surprise  

  • Wow! The rainbow looks beautiful  

yuck used for expressing disgust  

  • Yuck! There is a mosquito in my soup  

Bravo is used for expressing sudden praise  

  • Bravo! You played well 


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