The Interjection :
, properly speaking, is not a Part of Speech, since it has no grammatical connection with any other word or words in the sentence.
It is merely an exclamatory sound, thrown into a sentence to denote strong feeling or emotion. Some are rarely heard though often seen in books.
Interjections are not words connected, as other words are, with other parts of a sentence, but mere sounds standing by themselves and thrown into a sentence to express some feeling of the mind.
My son, alas! is not industrious.
Here ALAS is a sound thrown into the sentence to express regret.
1. Joy : Hurrah!
2. Grief : Oh! ah! alas!
3. Amusement : Ha! Ha!
4. Approval : Bravo!
5. Reproof : Fie! fie!
6. Contempt or ridicule : Stuff! bosh ! tut-tut! tush!
7. To call someone : Hi! halloa!
8. Doubt : Hum! hem ! humph!
There are certain phrases which are used like Interjections to express some strong feeling or emotion.
1. Ah me! Woe is me!
2. For shame (= alas, on account of shame!)
3. Hail, all hail (= be hale or healthy!) Welcome! Well done!
4. Good-bye! (= God be with ye!) Adieu! Farewell!
5. Bad luck to it! O dear me (= O dear or costly for me!)
6. Good gracious! Good heavens! Well, to be sure! (Surprise)
There are certain Moods of Verbs and parts of speech which can be used in an Exclamatory or Interjectional sense.
(a) Noun-Infinitive : To think that he should have died!
(b) Subjunctive : Would that I had gained that prize! (Wish)
(c) Imperative : Hear! hear! (Applause)
(d) Noun : Dreadful sight! Foolish fellow! Fool! Dunce!
(e) Adjective (with some Noun understood) : Strange! Shocking!
(f) Adverb : How very kind of you! How wonderful!
(g) Pronoun : What a sad thing it is!
(h) Conjunction : If only I could see him once more!
Sometimes in a rapid or exclamatory sentence an Auxiliary Verb with its Subject is left out and only the main Verb is expressed.
Why dream and wait for him longer? (= Why do you or why do we wait for him longer?)
List of Interjections
There are many interjections we use quite often in our conversations. But we have listed only hundred of them.
8. bada bing
11. big deal
16. boy (boy oh boy)
21. bye (bye-bye)
23. come on (c'mon)
27. darn (darn it)
28. dear me
38. for heaven's sake(s)
42. gee (gee whiz, gee willikers)
43. giddyap (giddyup)
44. golly (good golly, golly gee willikers)
46. good grief
47. good heavens
50. great balls of fire
53. heavens (heavens above, heavens to Betsy)
57. hey (hey there)
58. hi (hiya)
59. hip, hip, hooray
61. ho ho ho
62. holy mackerel (holy moley, holy Moses, holy smokes)
64. hooray (hurrah, hurray)
65. howdy (howdy do)
72. lordy (lordy, lordy)
73. mama mia
77. my goodness (my heavens, my stars, my word)
79. no problem
80. no way (no way José)
83. oh (oh boy, oh dear, oh my, oh my gosh, oh my goodness, oh no, oh well)
84. OK (okay)
97. yabba dabba doo
98. yadda, yadda, yadda
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