Interjection

Contents

1. PARTS OF SPEECH

1.8 INTERJECTION

An interjection is a word or phrase that expresses some emotions like happiness, grief, desperation, etc. Usually an interjection is followed by an exclamation mark and is not grammatically related to any other part of sentence.

Examples: Oh no! In forgot to bring my book.

                 Hey! Why don’t you come and meet me today?

                 Hurrah! I won the match. 

  • List of Commonly Used Interjections

A: aha, ahem, ahh, ahoy, alas, aw

B: bam, bingo, blah, boo, bravo, brrr

C: cheers, congratulations

D: dang, drat, darn, duh

E: eeek, eh, encore, eureka,

F: fiddlesticks

G: gadzooks, gee, gee whiz, golly, goodbye, goodness, good grief, great, gosh

H: ha-ha, hallelujah, hello, hey, hmm, holy buckets, holy cow,
    holy smokes, hot dog, huh? Humph, hurray, hush

O: oh, oh dear, oh my, oh well, oops, ouch

P: phew, phooey, pooh, pow

R: rats

S: shh.., shoo

T: thanks, there, tut-tut, tsk tsk

U: uh-huh, uh-oh, ugh

W: what, whoopee, whoops, wow

 Y: yes, yikes, yippee, yummy