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Interjection

An Interjection is a word that expresses some sudden feeling or emotion.
  1. Joy                              Hurrah !  Huzza !
  2. Grief                            Alas !
  3. Surprise                       Ha !  What !
  4. Approval                      Bravo !   
Interjections

Example:

1. ah                     expressing pleasure                 "Ah1 that feels good."
                            expressing realization              "Ah! now I understand."
                            expressingresignation              "Ah! well, it can't be helped."
                            expressing surprise                 "Ah! I've won!"

2. alas                   expressing grief or pity            "Alas! she's dead now."

3. dear                  expressing pity                        "Oh dear! Does it hurt?"
                            expressing surprise                  "Dear me! That's surprise!"

4. eh                     asking 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"

5. er                     expressing hesitation                  "Lima is the capital of....er.....Peru."

6. hello, hullo        expressing greeting                    "Hello John.  How are you today?"
                            expressing surprise                    "Hello! My car's gone!"

7. hey                   calling attention                          "Hey! look at that!"
                            expressing surprise, joy              "Hey! What a good idea!"

8. hi                      expressing                                 "Hi! What's new?"

9. hmm                 expressing hesitation                  "Hmm.  I'm not sure."

10. oh, o                expressing surprise                    "Oh! You're here!"
                             expressing pain                          "Oh! I've got a toothache."
                             expressing pleading                    "Oh! please say yes."

11. ouch                expressing pain                           "Ouch! That hurts!"

12. uh                    expressing hesitation                   "Uh!....I don't know the answer to that."

13. uh-huh             expressing agreement                   "Shall we go?" "Uh-huh!"

14. um, umm         expressing hesitation                    "85 divided by 5 is....um.....17."

15. well                 expressing surprise                       "Well I never!"
                             introducing a remark                     "Well. What did he say?"

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