what is an interjection? when we use interjection?

An interjection is one of the parts of speech which express our sudden feelings, strong emotions. An interjection come in the form of a single word, a phrase, or even a short clause of two or three words that mostly comes at the beginning of the sentences. they show happiness, sadness, surprise, joy, anger, excitement, sorrow, approval, and enthusiasm. interjections are not related to the rest part of the sentence.


Hurrah! we are late for the center.

Alas! his grandmother died.

Types of interjection:

Interjections are divided into the following types on the basis of how to express interjections in the sentence. Such as

  1. Greeting,
  2. Joy,
  3. Approval,
  4. Attention,
  5. Surprise,
  6. Sorrow

1. Interjection- Greeting:

This type of interjections are used in the sentence to express warmth to the person such as hi, hello, hey etc

Example: Hay! nice to meet you.

      Hi! I am the new teacher in this class.

2. Interjection- Joy:

This type of interjection is used to express someone’s happiness, joy at a  happy moment or occasion such as wow, hurrah, hurray, cheers, congratulations etc

Example: Hurrah! we won the match.

      Hurray! we are late for the center.

3. Interjection- Approval:

This type of interjection is used in the sentence to express the strong feeling of approval or agreement for something or someone such as well done, bravo, brilliant, excellent, fabulous, fantastic, marvelous etc

Example: Well done! you did it.

Brilliant! you got the 1st position.

4. Interjection- Attention:

This type of interjection is used to express look up or put a focus or attention on someone or something such as look, listen, behold, brr, poof, yippee etc

Example: Look! there is something suspicious.

     Listen! never follow others.

5. Interjection- Surprise:

This type of interjection is used to express the strong sense of surprise about something or someone such as aha, hmmm, shh, wow, yummy, woo-hoo, super, oops etc

Example: Yummy! the soup was.

      Shh! there is a ghost.

6. Interjection- Sorrow:

this type of interjection is used in the sentence to express the sudden feelings unhappiness or sorrow of someone or something has happened such as Alas, ouch, ah, oh, Huh- huh, aww

Example: Alas! we lost the match.

             Aww! I forget to tell him about the program.

1. Natural interjections:

  • Ah!
  • Alas!
  • Oh!
  • Ha!ha!
  • Hush!
  • Fie! Fie!
  • Bush!
  • Tat! Tat!
  • Adieu!
  • Bye! bye!
  • Phew!
  • Hello!
  • Oh!
  • Aha!
  • Hmmm!
  • Wow!
  • Hurrah!
  • Hurray

2. Compound interjections:

The compounds interjections usually contain more than one syllable.

  • welcome!
  • well done!
  • Good heavens!
  • Goodbye!
  • Good luck!
  • best of luck!
  • curse him!
  • My goodness!
  • Damn!
  • Good grief!
  • Indeed!
  • Fabulous!
  • Brilliant!
  • Excellent!
  • Yummy!
  • Fantastic
  • Bravo!
  • Awesome!

When to punctuate Interjection?

Forceful interjections are punctuated with exclamatory points. They are…




  • Some interjections are punctuated with question marks. They are…

Oh! really?

Oh! what?


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