Interjection Definition and Examples

Interjection Definition and Examples

Words which show strong feeling or emotions are called interjection.

e.g. Oh, Ah, Wow, Hurrah, Alas, Ouch, Oops, Aha, Hey, etc

The use of interjection is short exclamations which express strong or sudden feeling of

  • Joy
  • Sorrow
  • Wonder

 Exclamation sign is used after interjections.

Examples:

      Hurrah! We won the final.
      Ouch! It hurts.
      Wow! What a nice car.
      Hey! what are you doing?
      Alas! My parents are dead. 
      Oh! I forgot to bring my keys.

Besides these specific interjections, a normal word can also be used as interjection if it is used to express feeling or emotion.

     No! Don’t touch it, it's hot.
     What! I am selected for the job?
     Help! I am in trouble.
     Well! I will try my level best.

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