Interjections

Interjections

Interjections are short exclamations like Oh, Um, or Ah! They have to no real grammatical value but we use the quite often, more in speaking than in writing. An interjection is sometimes followed by an exclamation mark (!) when written.

  • Hi!  (expressing greeting)  e.g. Hi, Sandra!
  • Hello! (expressing greeting) e.g. Hello, how are you?
  • Ah!  (expressing pleasure) e.g. Ah, it’s so good!
  • Alas! (expressing grief of pity) e.g. Alas, he has gone.
  • Eh. (expressing surprise, question, repetition) e.g. Eh, he is here?
  • Dear,…. (expression surprise and pity) e.g. Dear me! Is that you Tine?
  • Err…  (expression hesitation or doubt) e.g. I live on Second er … Third Street.
  • Umm… (expression hesitation or doubt) e.g. … mmm … 676-0980
  • Hey! (expression for attention) e.g. Hey, look at me!
  • Hmm… (expression doubt) e.g. Hmm, I’m not certain.
  • Oh. (expression surprise and pain) e.g. Oh, you scared me!
  • Ouch! (expression pain) e.g. Ouch, I cut myself!
  • Uh-huh! (expression agreement ) e.g. Are you okay Uh-huh!
  • Well,… (expression a remark) e.g. Well, are you coming with us?

 

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