What is Interjection?
Interjection is a part of speech in English language.
An interjection is a word that expresses a strong emotion.
It expresses emotion of joy, sorrow, excitement, wonder surprise, pain, sadness, happiness, and so on.
e.g. Oh, Wow, Hurrah, Alas, Ouch, Oops, Aha, Yahoo, Eww, e.t.c.
- Hurrah! We won the game! (Emotion of joy)
- Alas! I failed the exam! (Emotion of sorrow)
- Wow! What a beautiful car! (Emotion of surprise)
- Oh! I forgot to bring my purse! (Emotion of sorrow)
- Ouch! It hurts! (Emotion of pain)
- Eww! It tastes so bad! (Emotion of disliking)
- Yahoo! I got a job! (Emotion of joy)
- Huh! I don’t care! (Emotion of scorn)
Interjections are usually specific words such as ‘Hurrah, Wow, Oh, Ouch, Huh’. Apart from these specific words, some nouns and adjectives are also sometimes used as interjections.
⇒ Adjectives used as Interjections
- Great! You helped the poor!
- Nice! You played very well!
- Good! We can use it.
- Sweet! It looks so cute.
⇒ Nouns used as Interjections
- Congratulations! You got a job!
- Hello! How are you?
- Man! Where were you?