Interjections

Basic English. Parts of Speech. Interjections

 

Overview

  • What are Interjections?
  • Examples and use of interjections
  • Punctuation with interjections

 

What are interjections?

Interjections are words or phrases that are ‘injected’ into a sentence to stress strong feelings, sudden emotion or to grab one’s attention.

 

Examples and Use of Interjections

The following table illustrates how different interjections can be used.

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Here are some additional examples for the use of interjections.

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Punctuation with interjections

When the interjection is mild, we can include it in a single sentence, separated from the rest of the words by a comma.

When we want to use a strong interjection, then it should stand alone and be followed by an exclamation mark.