Category Archives: Interjection
We are in the last chapter on Parts of Speech. Today, our focus is on the 8th part of speech – the Interjection. So, let’s move on to catch hold of it. (in this biting cold)
An Interjection is a word or that part of speech which expresses a sudden emotion, feelings and sentiment of the speaker. It’s an exclamation of all the feelings.
- Alas! Mr. Stuart passed away last night. [Alas! - sad emotions]
- Hurray! We won the match. [Hurray - happy emotions]
- Oh! You failed again. [Oh - expressing surprise]
The above words (in bold italics) are interjections or exclamatory words reflecting sudden feelings of the respective speakers.
Note1: An interjection or an exclamatory word has no direct value or role in grammar or in constructing sentences. There won’t be any error both in writing or speaking if you do not use an interjection at all. It just shows the emotions of the speaker and enhances the meaning of the sentences.