Wednesday, 8 January 2020

ENGLISH GRAMMAR -- PARTS OF SPEECH - INTERJECTION - TYPES, DEFINITIONS & EXPLANATION WITH EXAMPLES.

PARTS OF SPEECH--       


       INTERJECTION

Meaning, Definitions, its types, 
Explanation with Examples.  



A sentence is a combination of different parts of speech as Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Verb, Adverb, Preposition, Conjunction, interjection etc. Each part of speech has its own place and role in the sentence.

An interjection, properly speaking, is not a part of speech, since it has no grammatical connection with any other word or words in the sentence. It is merely an expression of exclamatory feeling or emotion.

An interjection is a word used  to express some sudden feelings of the mind.

An interjection is a word used in a sentence without having any relation with any word or words in the sentence nor it becomes any important part of the sentence. It is used to express feelings or emotions of the mind.

Following are the feelings or emotions and the interjections used for them.

Happiness or Joy      
 Hurrah ! Ha! Ha!

Grief or sorrow 
 Alas ! Ah ! Ah me!

Surprise           
 What ! Oh!
 Good God !
 Good Heavens!

Contempt     
Pooh!
 Fie!
 For Shame!

Approval
Bravo!

Attention
Ho!
Hark!
Hush!

Weariness
Heigh ... ho!

Calling someone
Ho! Hallo!

Doubt
Hum! Hum!


Beckoning
Lo!
Behold!
Listen!
Look!



A few examples :

What a beautiful view it is !
How remarkable performance !
Bravo ! Well done, my soldiers.
Hurrah ! Our team has won.
What a fool he is !
Alas! she lost the game.
Lo! here goes the light.
Would that I were a king!
Only if I could see her now!
Shocking! she lost.
Strange ! he behaved so.
Welcome! be seated.
What a a horrible dream!
How poor he is!
Fie upon him for his act!

Study of the aforesaid sentences show that interjections are words used to express feelings and they are no so specific for their use. These are used according to a person, thing or an occasion. 

Exercise for Practice 

Choose the correct interjection from those given in brackets and fill it in the blank in each of the following sentences.

1. ...........! Our team has won the match, boys.
(Hurrah, Bravo)

2. .........! what are you doing there?
(Behold,Hark)

3. .......... ! You have done a good deed. 
(Bravo, Hurrah)

4. .......... ! she could not succeed.
(Fie, Alas)

5. ....... ! she is safe.
( Good Heavens, Look)

6. ......... a poor fellow!
(What, Why)

7. ......... a nice fellow she is!
(What, Well)

8. ...........! we have won the lottery.
(Hurrah, Hey)

9. ..........! what a beautiful child.
(Oh, Ah)

10. ........! move forward, my soldiers.
(Bravo, Hurrah)

11. ..........! no noise, my children.
(Look, Oh)

12. ........! he did a shameful act.
(Fie, look)

13. .........! my purse is stolen.
(Alas, Hush)

14. .........! where are you going?
(Look, Ah)

15. ........ ! here whistles off the train.
(Lo, Alas)





ANSWERS

Choose the correct interjection from those given in brackets and fill it in the blank in each of the following sentences.

1. Hurrah! Our team has won the match, boys.

(Hurrah, Bravo)

2. Behold! what are you doing there?

(Behold,Hark)

3. Bravo ! You have done a good deed. 

(Bravo, Hurrah)

4. Alas ! she could not succeed.

(Fie, Alas)

5. Good Heavens ! she is safe.

( Good Heavens, Look)

6. What a poor fellow!

(What, Why)

7. What a nice fellow she is!

(What, Well)

8. Hurrah! we have won the lottery.

(Hurrah, Hey)

9. ..........! what a beautiful child.

(Oh, Ah)

10. Bravo! move forward, my soldiers.

(Bravo, Hurrah)

11. Look! no noise, my children.

(Look, Oh)

12. Fie! he did a shameful act.

(Fie, look)

13. Alas! my purse is stolen.

(Alas, Hush)

14. Look.! where are you going?

(Look, Ah)

15. Lo ! here whistles off the train.

(Lo, Alas)









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