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An interjection is always
A. related to another word in the sentence.
B. preceded by preposition.
C. intended to show feeling.
D. followed by an exclamation point
An interjection is always intended to show feeling. It may be a cry of pain, or joy, surprise, or anger. The word “Wow!” is an interjection. So is the word “Ouch!”
Most interjections are just one word, and they usually don’t have any grammatical connection to the rest of the sentence. You can put them anywhere in a sentence, and they still make sense. For example, you could say:
- “Ouch! That hurt.”
Or you could say:
- “That hurt. Ouch!”
Some interjections can be more than one word, but they’re still not connected grammatically to the rest of the sentence. For example, you might say:
- “I’m so sorry. Please forgive me.”
In this case, “I’m so sorry” is an interjection, even though it’s two words. It doesn’t change the meaning of the sentence if you move it around:
- “Please forgive me. I’m so sorry.”
You can also have whole phrases as interjections. For example:
- “Well, I never!”
- “Goodness gracious!”
- “How very interesting!”
As you can see, these interjections don’t have any grammatical connection to the rest of the sentence. You could put them at the beginning, or in the middle, or at the end, and they would still make sense.
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