Parts of Speech:
What is an interjection?
An interjection is a short word or phrase commonly used to express emotion. Interjections are often expressed spontaneously (spoken without much forethought). Interjections may come in the form of interruptions and asides. Interjections may also be used in greetings, responses, and as a filler during speech. Interjections are usually punctuated with an exclamation mark.
What are good examples of interjections?
Examples of Interjections
- Oh! What a nice view.
- Hooray! We won the game.
- Listen! I have a lot of work to do
- Please! Don’t bother me right now.
- Hey! Will you let me off at the next stop?
- Ouch! That really hurt.
- Look! We don’t have time for that right now.
- Ahh! The cool rain feels great on my face.
- Help! I’m going to drop this milk container.
- Ooh! I really like your tie.
- What! What have you done?
- Oops! I didn’t mean to put that there.