An interjection is a part of speech that is used to express strong feelings or emotions, such as excitement, surprise, joy, or sadness. Interjections can stand alone as a single word or be included in a sentence.

Here are some of the interjections:

Oh!, Wow!, Ouch!, Hurray!, Alas!, Ugh!, Yikes!, Oops!, Bravo!, Hmmm...

Here's an example:

"Wow! That's an amazing view!."

In this sentence, "Wow!" is the interjection, expressing a sense of wonder or amazement at the view. It stands alone as a complete thought and does not connect to any other part of the sentence.


1) Wow, that sunset is beautiful!

2) Oops, I dropped my phone.

3) Oh no, I forgot my keys!

4) Yay, I got an A on my exam!

5) Hey, wait up! I can't run that fast!

6) Ouch, that hurt my foot!

7) Well, actually, I think you're wrong.

8) Ah, finally we're on vacation!

9) Uh-oh, I think I left the oven on.

10) Hey, congratulations on your promotion!

Types of Interjections

There are various types of interjections and few are listed below.

1) Joyful interjections

2) Greeting interjections

3) Surprise interjections

4) Approval interjections

5) Painful interjections

6) Sorrowful interjections

1) Joyful interjections

Joyful interjections are words or phrases used to express happiness, delight, or excitement. They are used to show positive emotions and reactions. Yay!, Woo-hoo!, Hooray!, Awesome!, Amazing!, Fantastic!, Great!, Wonderful!, Bravo! ,Excellent!

i) Here's an example:

"Yay! I got an A in my exam!"

In this sentence, the interjection "Yay!" expresses the speaker's joy and excitement about receiving a good grade on their exam.


1) Woo-hoo! I got an A on my exam!

2) Awesome! I can't wait to go on vacation!

3) Hooray! It's my birthday today!

4) Fantastic! I got the job!

5) Hooray! We won the game!

2) Greeting interjections

Greeting interjections are used to greet someone or acknowledge their presence. These are polite and often used in formal situations. Some examples of Greeting interjections include "hello", "hi", "hey", "good morning", "good afternoon" and "good evening.".

Here's an example:

"Hey, John. Good to see you again!"

In this sentence, "Hey" is a greeting interjection used to get John's attention and initiate the conversation. "Good to see you again" is also an expression of greeting, which conveys the speaker's pleasure in seeing John once again.


1) Hello! How are you?

2) Hi there! Nice to meet you.

3) Hey! What's up?

4) Good morning! How was your night?

5) Welcome! It's great to have you here.

3) Surprise interjections

A surprise interjection is used to express sudden emotion or a reaction to a surprising event or situation. These interjections are often short, one-word expressions that convey shock, disbelief, or excitement. Some common examples of surprise interjections include: Wow!, Oh my goodness!, Whoa!, Holy cow!, No way!, Oh wow!, Incredible!, Unbelievable!, Goodness gracious!, Oh my gosh!.

Here's an example. Imagine that someone unexpectedly shows up at your door after years of no contact. Your initial reaction might be to say

"Wow! I can't believe it's really you!."

In this sentence, "Wow!" is the surprise interjection, expressing your shock and surprise at the sudden appearance of this person.


1) Wow! You got a promotion!

2) Oh my God! The concert tickets are sold out already!

3) Holy cow! Look at the size of that spider!

4) Goodness gracious! I can't believe it's already midnight!

5) Oh no! I left my phone at the restaurant!

4) Approval interjections

Approval interjections express positive emotions or sentiments towards something. They are used to show agreement, admiration, or praise. They are often used in conversations to express approval or support for something that has been said or done. Some common examples of surprise interjections include: Bravo, Well done, Excellent, Good job, Amazing, Impressive, Superb, Fantastic, Outstanding, Terrific..

Here's an example.

"Bravo! Excellent performance!"

In this sentence, the speaker is praising the person for their outstanding performance and using the interjection "Bravo!" to convey their appreciation.


1) Great job, team!

2) Well done, Mary!

3) Bravo, John!

4) Excellent work, everyone!

5) Awesome, you nailed it!

5) Painful interjections

Painful interjections are used to express pain or discomfort. They are often used in situations where physical pain or discomfort is being experienced.They are often used to elicit sympathy or help from others, or simply to acknowledge the pain or discomfort being experienced. Some common examples of surprise interjections include: Ouch!, Ow!, Ahh!, Ugh!, Eek!, Argh!.

Here's an example.

"Ouch! That hurt!"

In this sentence, "Ouch" is an example of a painful interjection. The speaker is expressing a sudden pain or discomfort caused by something, and the interjection "Ouch" serves as an exclamation to indicate this feeling.


1) Ouch! That hurt!

2) Oh no! My finger is bleeding!

3) Ah! My back is killing me!

4) Yikes! That was a close call!

5) Ow! I stubbed my toe!