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Interjection

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An interjection is an exclamation or an abrupt remark used when we are surprised or shocked or just want to get someone's attention by interrupting. It is a part of speech which expresses emotion and can go at the beginning or the end of a sentence, usually followed by an exclamation mark.

In English an interjection is sometimes not an actual word but a noise we make to express how we are feeling.

Listed below are some examples of interjections :

  • Ah / eg. Ah! Now I understand.
  • Umm / eg. Umm... I'm not sure really.
  • Hmm / eg. Hmm... What do you think we should do?
  • Alright / eg. Alright! What's going on here, then?
  • Anyway / eg. Anyway, what time do we have to be there?
  • Awww / eg. Awww... That puppy's adorable!
  • Cheers / eg. Cheers! Thanks for that!
  • Gosh / eg. Gosh! That's amazing!
  • Great / eg. Great! Let's meet tomorrow at 2pm!
  • Ha-ha / eg. Ha-ha! That's hilarious!
  • Hey / eg. Hey! Let's all go to the pub on Friday!
  • Oh / eg. Oh! What a beautiful day!
  • Oh well / eg. Oh well... it doesn't matter.
  • Ouch / eg. Ouch! I've cut my finger!
  • Please / eg. Please! Just be quiet for 5 minutes!
  • So / eg. So... what are we having for dinner?
  • Thanks / eg. Thanks! I had a great time!
  • Well / eg. Well, I think I'll go now.
  • Wow / eg. Wow! That's fantastic!
  • Yes / eg. Yes! What a goal!
  • Yeah / eg. Yeah! Let's go to London for the weekend!
  • No / eg. No! I can't believe it!
  • Now / eg. Now... who wants to drink Chardonnay?
  • Phew / eg. Phew! That was a close call!
  • Oops / eg. Oops! I spilt my drink.
  • By the way / eg. By the way, it's getting late.
  • Excuse me / eg. Excuse me! I was just giving my opinion!
  • Sorry / eg. Sorry... where is your house again?
  • Oh god / eg. Oh god... I feel so tired now.
Interjection example sentences
I like looking at things on paper, okay!
I'm from Perth, by the way.
Hi Mike, I was in a lesson and couldn't answer, sorry.
Hey, Rocco, hey over here!
Cheers to bank holidays!!!
It's not about borrowing money, mate, okay!
Oh right, yes, we did get the grated one, sorry!


Be going to
Be going to passive
Be used to / Get used to
Comparative
Defining relative clause
Echo tag
Expression
First conditional
Future
Future continuous
Future perfect continuous
Future perfect passive
Future perfect simple
Future simple passive
Greeting
Have/Get something done
Imperative
Implied conditional
Indirect question
Infinitive of purpose
Interjection
Mixed conditional
Modal
Modal passive
Non-defining relative clause
Other
Past continuous
Past continuous passive
Past perfect continuous
Past perfect passive
Past perfect simple
Past simple
Past simple passive
Polite request / offer / suggestion
Present continuous
Present continuous passive
Present perfect continuous
Present perfect passive
Present perfect simple
Present simple
Present simple passive
Question tag
Reduced relative clause
Reported speech imperative
Reported speech question
Reported speech request
Reported speech statement
Second conditional
Short answer
Superlative
Third conditional
Used to / would (past habit)
Was/were going to
Was/were supposed to
Wish
Would rather
Zero conditional