- The words that express some sudden feelings or emotions are called interjection. It is not a part of speech because it does n`t enter into the structure of a sentence. It stands independently.
Interjection may express:
1. Joy: [Hurrah! Huzzah! Wao! ]
2. Grief: [Alas! Ah! Oh!]
3. Surprise: [Ha! What! Well!]
4. Approval: [Bravo! Great! Well done! ]
5. Order: [Hold! Quick! Ready!]
1. Hello! What are you doing here?
2. Alas! My friend has died.
3. Hurrah! We have won the match.
4. Oh! I got such a surprise.
5. Hush! Don`t say a word.
Certain groups of words are also used as interjections;
1. Ah me!
2. For shame!
3. Good heavens!
4. Good gracious!
Some adjectives are also used as interjections;
1. Great! You have done a good job.
2. Nice! You played well.
3. Good! We can use it.
4. Sweet! It looks so cute.
Some nouns are also used as interjections;
1. Congratulations! You have passed the exam.
2. Man! What have you done?
The following parts of speech are sometimes used as interjections;
Noun: A horse! 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!