Definition of Interjection

Interjection can be defined as “An interjection or exclamation is a word used to express a particular emotion or sentiment on the part of the speaker (although most interjections have clear definitions).”

What is Interjection

Interjection is one of the parts of speech used to express a particular emotion or sentiment (strong feeling or sudden emotion like surprise, joy, excitement, disgust, enthusiasm, sorrow, approval, calling, attention, etc) of the speaker to the reader. Interjection words are generally used at the beginning of a sentence. Sometimes, it is used as a single word or non-sentence phrase and followed by the punctuation mark. Some other interjection words used as introductory expressions such as yes, no, well, indeed, etc. A comma (for a mild interjection) or an exclamation mark (for surprising, emotional, or deep feeling interjections) is used after the use of an interjection word in a sentence.

List of Interjection

Aah, Ahh, Aww, Bingo, Eh, Eww, Wow, Hey, Well, What, Hurrah, Hmph, Oh, Oops, Ouch, Shh, Uh oh, Whew, Yay/Yaay, Yeah, Yikes, Yippee, Uh, Hush, Hmm, Er, Um, Bravo, Hello, Ugh, Ah, Ha ha, Well done, Alas, Fie, Hi, Yes, Ouch, Help, Happy Birthday, Good morning, dear, Hark, oops, huh, yum, oy, etc.

For example:

  • Good! Now we can celebrate the party.
  • Oh, what's a surprise.
  • Hey! Get out of the building!
  • Yes! I can do it easily.
  • No! I run so long.
  • Well! I have a good news.

 

Types of Interjection

Interjection is divided into following types on the basis of way to express interjections in the sentence such as greeting, joy, surprise, approval, sorrow, attention, and calling.

 

Interjection for Greeting

This type of interjection is used in the sentence to indicate the emotion of warmth to the person meeting with such as hey, hello, hi, etc.

For example:

  • Hey! Nice to see you here in the party.
  • Hello! I am Pooja.

 

Interjection for Joy

This type of interjection is used in the sentence to indicate immediate joy and happiness on any happy occasion occurred such as hurrah, wow, hurray, etc.

For example:

  • Wow! You are looking gorgeous.
  • Hurray! We successfully won this football match.

 

Interjection for Approval

This type of interjection is used in the sentence to express the strong sense of approval or agreement for something that has happened such as well done, bravo, brilliant, etc.

For example:

Well done! You win the race.

Bravo! The first rank is yours this year.

 

Interjection for Attention

This type of interjection is used in the sentence to draw attention of someone such as look, behold, listen, hush, etc.

For example:

  • Look! You so arrogant.
  • Listen! I have never copied you.
  • Behold! Someone strange is there.

 

Interjection for Surprise

This type of interjection is used in the sentence to express the strong sense of surprise about something that has happened such as ha, what, hey, ah, oh, eh, etc.

For example:

  • What! You failed.
  • Oh! Really you completed the task, I can't believe.
  • Ah! I got new job.

 

Interjection for Sorrow

This type of interjection is used in the sentence to express the emotion of sadness about something unfortunate has happened such as alas, ouch, ah, oh, etc.

For example:

  • Alas! He is no more.
  • Ouch! It's very paining.