An interjection is a word added to a sentence to convey an emotion or a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm. For example:|
What Are Interjections?Interjections are words used to express strong feeling or sudden emotion. They are included in a sentence (usually at the start) to express a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm.
An interjection is not grammatically related to any other part of the sentence.
Examples of interjections (shaded):
Yes and NoIntroductory expressions such as yes, no, indeed, and well are also classed as interjections.
Phew!Some interjections are sounds.
Click on the interjections:
Another quick test on interjections
PUNCTUATION WITH INTERJECTIONS
An interjection can be followed by either a comma or an exclamation mark. A comma is used for a mild interjection, while an exclamation mark is used for a more abrupt display of surprise, emotion, or deep feeling.
Read more about exclamatory sentences.
NOT IN BUSINESS WRITING
Avoid using interjections in business writing.