Parts of Speech: Interjection

Parts of speech contains words that have distinctive meanings and functions that, together, makes a sentence clear. There are 8 parts of speech in the English grammar and are as follows: noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, conjunction, preposition, and interjection.

8. Interjection

An interjection is a word or group of words that makes an emotional exclamation. They can express emotions such as happiness, anger, fear, disgust, and boredom. Common interjections are aha, ew, eek, blech, hmm, oops, yikes, and yuck.

ex:  Ugh, that meatball sandwich had a weird aftertaste. 
ex:  Uh-oh! Someone is in trouble!
ex:  What a close call. Phew!

PRACTICE

Fill in the blank(s) with an interjection:

1.  ___! That was the best ice cream I have ever had.
2.  ___? You want me to do what?
3.  It’s snowing outside again. ___.
4.  I just got my paycheck! ___!

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