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Date: Nov 14 2008

Topic: Conversational English

Author: alkhader



Hi! That's an interjection. :-)

Interjection is a big name for a little word. Interjections are short exclamations like Oh!Umor Ah! They have no real grammatical value but we use them quite often, usually more in speaking than in writing. When interjections are inserted into a sentence, they have no grammatical connection to the sentence. An interjection is sometimes followed by an exclamation mark (!) when written.

The table below shows some interjections with examples.

ahexpressing pleasure"Ah, that feels good."
expressing realization"Ah, now I understand."
expressing resignation"Ah well, it can't be heped."
expressing surprise"Ah! I've won!"
alasexpressing grief or pity"Alas, she's dead now."
dearexpressing pity"Oh dear! Does it hurt?"
expressing surprise"Dear me! That's a surprise!"
ehasking for repetition"It's hot today." "Eh?" "I said it's hot today."
expressing enquiry"What do you think of that, eh?"
expressing surprise"Eh! Really?"
inviting agreement"Let's go, eh?"
erexpressing hesitation"Lima is the capital of...er...Peru."
hello, hulloexpressing greeting"Hello John. How are you today?"
expressing surprise"Hello! My car's gone!"
heycalling attention"Hey! look at that!"
expressing surprise, joy etc"Hey! What a good idea!"
hiexpressing greeting"Hi! What's new?"
hmmexpressing hesitation, doubt or disagreement"Hmm. I'm not so sure."
oh, oexpressing surprise"Oh! You're here!"
expressing pain"Oh! I've got a toothache."
expressing pleading"Oh, please say 'yes'!"
ouchexpressing pain"Ouch! That hurts!"
uhexpressing hesitation"Uh...I don't know the answer to that."
uh-huhexpressing agreement"Shall we go?" "Uh-huh."
um, ummexpressing hesitation"85 divided by 5 is...um...17."
wellexpressing surprise"Well I never!"
introducing a remark"Well, what did he say?"




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manik athawale


very nice

03:17 PM Mar 10 2012 |



hiii thnks u save my life….and my homework haha (y)

07:41 PM Jan 11 2012 |

eme soul

eme soul

United Arab Emirates

Really nice lesson ,i love it

thank you alot alkhader

07:26 PM Mar 31 2011 |




thank u very much.it' s very vey niceLaughing

03:41 PM Mar 26 2011 |



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01:42 PM Nov 14 2008 |

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