Interjections

The "interjection" is the eighth part of speech. It will occupy the least of our time and space. Interjections are used to express surprise and sudden excitement, feeling or emotion. These words do not form any part of the subject or predicate of a sentence and a sentence could stand alone without them. They are of no grammatical importance and are no more than the sounds that animals utter.

Some examples of interjections are "Oh!","Hurray!", "Hello!", "Alas!" and "Hush!". It should be noted that each is followed by an "exclamation mark".

Some words used in the same way as interjections are, in fact, abbreviated sentences such as "Goodbye!", or "Farewell!". Sometimes an interjection is followed by a preposition or a conjunction and it then becomes a grammatical part of the sentence. "Oh for a rest!" is an example of this. The sentence is then terminated not by a full stop but by an exclamation mark.

Nothing else needs to be said about interjections.

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