An Interjection is a word which is used to express a sudden feeling of joy or sorrow. It is not a Part of Speech because it does not enter into the structure of a sentence. It stands independently.
An Interjection may express:
||Hurrah! We have won the match.
Ha! What a beautiful sight!
||Alas! I have lost my purse!
||Oh! What a fine score!
||Bravo! It is a good hit!
||Hush! Mother is asleep.
Hark! Somebody is coming.
Lo! He is there again.
||Fie! You are afraid of him.
The following phrases are used as Interjections:
- Good God! What a terrible age we live in!
- Thank God! You are safe and sound.
- Good heavens! What a narrow escape!
Interjection is always distinguished by a mark of exclamation. Much depends upon the force or the tone with which an utterance is conveyed. A sentence uttered in excitement may be written with a note of exclamation; as,
The following Parts of speech are sometimes used as Interjection:
- Noun : A house! A horse! My dukedom for a horse!
- Verb : Would it were eternal spring!
- Adverb : How nice of you to come!
- Conjunction : If only I were young again!
- Infinitive : To think of him as a friend!
List of interjections :
Use the following interjections in your own sentences:
Alas! Oh! Ah! Hark! Fie! Hush! Hurrah! Good God!
Indicate what strong feeling is expressed by the Interjections used in the following sentences:
- Alas! My only son is dead. (Sorrow)
- What a glorious risk!
- Oh, for a glass of water!
- Well done, my boy!
- Hush! The teacher is coming.
- Lo! There comes Mohan.
- Bravo! Victory is yours.
- You call her innocent!
- How I hate touching sticky things!
- Fie upon you for doing it!
- Would that I had become a king!