An interjection is a word or phrase that is used to express strong or sudden emotions, such as surprise, excitement, or anger. Interjections are often followed by exclamation points and are usually placed at the beginning of a sentence.
Examples of interjections in English include:
- “Oh!” (surprise or realization)
- “Wow!” (amazement or admiration)
- “Yuck!” (disgust)
- “Ouch!” (pain)
- “Hey!” (attention or greeting)
Interjections are not grammatically related to the rest of the sentence and are often used to add emphasis or emotion to a statement.
- “Oh, I didn’t realize it was so late!” (The interjection “Oh” expresses surprise.)
- “Wow, that was an amazing performance!” (The interjection “Wow” expresses admiration.)
- “Yuck, I don’t like the taste of this food.” (The interjection “Yuck” expresses disgust.)
- “Ouch, that hurt!” (The interjection “Ouch” expresses pain.)
- “Hey, what’s going on?” (The interjection “Hey” is used to get someone’s attention or as a greeting.)