Grammar Lesson: The Interjection: The Eighth Part of Speech
The interjection, the eighth part of speech, expresses strong emotions or feelings. Often found at the beginning of a sentence, an interjection is usually followed by either an exclamation mark (for strong emotions) or a comma (for mild emotions). An interjection can also be used to protest or command. Though interjections can stand alone, they are often contained within larger groups of words.
- Wow! That was a close call. (strong emotion)
- Oh, you are correct. (mild emotion)
Note: Good writers choose their interjections wisely for they know that too many interjections can decrease the writing's power and total effect.
Here is a list of the most common interjections.
Write a sentence for each of these interjections.
- oh no