Lesson 19: Interjections
In this section, we will be discussing interjections and how they’re used in a sentence.
- To define interjections
- To enumerate the different ways in which interjections are used
- To demonstrate how interjections are used in a sentence
Interjections are used to liven up a paragraph or to convey great emotion. In this lesson, we’ll be looking at how interjections are used in a sentence and how they can add to the meaningfulness of a sentence.
An interjection is a word which conveys a strong emotion. It is usually punctuated by an exclamation point. It doesn’t have a functional use in a sentence.
While interjections may not have a set function in a sentence, they do have quite a number of common uses. They can be used to convey emotion, to call attention, to respond fervently or to convey hesitation. Listed below are a few examples.
To convey emotion
Jeez! You didn’t have to hit me!
Ow! He hit my arm!
To call attention
Go! Run after him, quick!
To respond fervently
Yes, I do!
No, I would never!
To convey hesitation
In this lesson, we learned about interjections. We were able to find out that while interjections don’t have a function within a sentence, they are very important when communicating strong feelings (even when those are feelings of hesitation). We also found out how to punctuate interjections and how to use them in a sentence.
Our next lesson is going to be about capitalization. We’ll be learning about when it’s appropriate to use capital letters and looking at different examples.