Part of Speech (POS)
Interjections are words that you can use to express a strong sense of emotion or feelings. Interjections are usually one single word.
Unlike the other seven parts of speech, interjections dont influence the grammar of a sentence. Interjections do not relate grammatically to the other parts of the sentence, nor do they help the reader understand the relationship between words and phrases in the sentence. Interjections simply convey the way the author (or speaker) is feeling. They can be added to any sentence to add a bit of color.
● “Oww, I hit my big toe.
● Yippee! I just won.
Lots of different words can act interjections.
● No, I’m not!
● Hot dog!
Different interjections can be used to express different kinds of emotions or feelings i.e.- happiness, sadness, anger, disappointment, and doubt.
● Please, just stop!
● Darn! That hurt.
● Um! I dont know if I like it.
Interjections aren’t just for strong or extreme emotions.
● Excuse me, may I leave?
● Alright, I’m ready.
Bingo! We just completed our last workshop on parts of speech.
Interjections completes our eight week series of writing workshops on the 8 parts of speech. Understanding the different parts of speech is important in understanding how words can and should be joined together to make sentences that are both grammatically correct and readable. An understanding of the parts of speech is also important for knowing how to correctly punctuate sentences.
From time to time, re-visit dfoww’s 8 workshops on parts of speech. Doing so, will help you improve your writing.
Now, it’s time for you to test your knowledge on interjections. Please complete the worksheet titled: Interjections. You’ll find it on our website. Just click on the menu section, then select worksheets.
We hope you enjoyed this workshop!
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