INTERJECTION

The word “interjection” comes from a Latin word that means “throw between.”

An interjection is a word or phrase that is used alone or thrown into a sentence to express an emotion, for example, Homer Simpson’s “Doh!”

Examples of interjections:

Ouch!
Shucks!
Oops!
Darn!

Naughty words called “expletives” are interjections.

Interjections rarely occur in formal writing or speech. They are common in informal spoken English and in written dialog.

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