The Interjection

Last updated: September 10, 2017 at 2:37 am

wow photoThe interjection is a word or group of words which expresses strong emotions. These emotions may include sadness, joy, awe, sorrow etc. The interjection may also express an exclamation.

Here are some examples:

Wow!

Oh my god!

No way!

Watch out!

Stop!

As you can see from the above examples, the word is only an interjection when it is used as an interjection. This is also true for all other parts of speech: we only label a word after we see how it is used.

For example, in the above list, the word “watch” may also be used as a verb, and “out” as a preposition. However, in the expression “watch out!” those two words combine to form an interjection.

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