Basic English Grammar

Interjection And Its Use With Examples

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What is an interjection?|حرف فجائیہ کیا ہے؟

A word or phrase that expresses a sudden emotion or feeling of surprise/sorrow or happiness is called an interjection.

ایسا لفظ جو اچانک آنے والے جزبات ، غم ، خوشی، یا حیرانی کو ظاہر کرے۔

The interjection is one of the 8 parts of speech(some say 9). The use of this part of speech is important as well as confusing at the same time.

It is important as it gives us the simplest way to express our emotions and feelings. In our daily life routines, we come across different situations. We may be sad, happy, surprised, etc. With the help of these interjections, we can express our emotions.

Even it makes our conversations shorter sometimes.

In order to express your sorrow, you do not always need to write a long sentence. You could simply use an interjection: Alas!


Sentence Interjection
Congrats! You finally got your master’s degree.

مبارک ہو! آخر تمہیں ماسٹر کی ڈگری مل گئی۔

Alas! We lost the match.

افسوس ہم میچ ہار گئے۔

Hurrah! We have won the match.

آہا! ہم میچ جیت گئے


Use Of Different Interjections

Learn the use of different interjections with example sentences. This section will help you have a better grip on this topic. Try to make different sentences after learning the uses of different interjections.

In some cases, you might find an interjection being used for multiple purposes. This is absolutely normal. One interjection can be used to express different emotions and feelings.

But how do we differentiate between them?

  • In spoken English, you can easily figure out the purpose being served by an interjection through observing the facial expression or tone of the speaker.
  • In written English, you will have to understand the context in order to understand the purpose being served by a particular interjection.

Ah! is used to express surprise or happiness.

  • Ah! good, there Ahamd is.
  • Ah! what a good bird it is.

Aha! is used to express triumph or surprise.

  • Aha! she came.
  • Aha! this is the place where they hide.

Ha! is used to express joy/triumph/surprise/suspicious.

  • Ha! he broke the glass.
  • Ha! they came.

Ho! is used to express surprise/admiration/amusement.

  • Ho! he did it.
  • Ho! they accepted it.

Oh! it is used to express surprise/fear/joy etc.

  • Oh! she is coming(fear).
  • Oh! she is coming(joy).
  • Oh! she is coming(surprise).

Oho! is used to express surprise/triumph.

  • Oho! we reached.
  • Oho! we have found the place.

ooh! is used to express pleasure.

  • ooh! our team won the match.
  • ooh! he could not catch it.

Ugh! is used to express disgust.

  • Ugh! you are sitting here.
  • Ugh! Ali is eating rotten food.

Wow! is used to express surprise or admiration.

  • Wow! what a great bike you bought.
  • Wow! what a nice animal.

Hurrah! is used to express joy or delight.

  • Hurrah! we won the badminton match.
  • Hurrah! you could not defeat us.

mm! is used to express agreement.

  • mm! you are right.
  • mm! she is wrong.

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