Saturday, December 07, 2013
The Rules of Writing-Parts of Speech-Interjection 1
By OFW chief editor:
Carlos J Cortes And Renée Miller
Published: June 06, 2013
What’s an interjection?
Interjections are words used to convey sentiments or emotions.
We’ve listed below a few of the most common interjections, though many of them are archaic and should be chosen with care, matching them to the character and setting of the fiction work.
Ah, alas, darn, dear, eh, er, good, goodness, gosh, great, ha, hah, hello, help, here, hey, hi, hmm, ho, huh, humph, hurrah, hush, indeed, lo, now, o, oh, oops, ouch, so, stop, there, tush, tut, ugh, uh, uh-huh, um, well, what, whoa, whoopee, whoops, why, wow, yay, yes, yo, yuck.
How do interjections work?
By conveying an emotional item such as surprise, pleasure, sorrow, recognition, resignation, delight, pity, grief, shock, pain, reluctance, doubt, etc.
In most instances, interjections are set at the beginning of a sentence or clause, to express various emotions. Interjections are seldom grammatically related to any other part of the sentence.
“Phew, that was close.”
“Hey! Leave her alone!”
“Jumping jehosaphat! What a pleasant surprise.”
“Great! Let’s do it again.”
Renee Miller & Carlos Cortes
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