What are interjections in grammar?

The interjection is a word (sound) used to express some sudden emotion. As it does not function in the sentence, it is always set off from the sentence by a comma or an exclamation sign (!).

Certain groups of words are also used as interjections: Ah me! Good heaven! Well done!

Use a comma (,) after a mild interjection. For example, Oh, that looks delicious. Use an exclamation mark (!) after an interjection that expresses a very strong feeling. For example, Hurrah! We have won the match. 

What are exclamation words?

The interjections are also called exclamation words, used to express the different types of emotions. The next table shows the types of exclamation word or interjections. 

What are the types of interjections?

Interjections can express such emotions as, surprise (oh, what), relief (ah, aha), delight (hurrah, yippee), sorrow (alas), pain (ooh), approval (bravo). The examples of interjections are given for each type.

Interjection TypesInterjection Examples
Interjections of Joy/DelightHurrah! we have won the game.
Wow! what a beautiful scenery.
Interjection of GreetingHi! guys.
Hello! everybody. 
Interjections of SurpriseAh, I am pleased to meet you.
Hey, where are you going?
Interjections of relief / relaxationAhh… The hot bathtub is relaxing. 
Interjections of approvalWell done! you have sung beautifully.
Interjections of angerArgh, the bike is not working.
Interjections of fearThe cost of renovation may cross my budget, yikes!
Interjections of Sorrow Alas, he is dead now.
Elisa said, “Ouch, I cut myself.” 

Interjection list

  •  Ahh
  • Aha
  • Alas
  • Argh
  • Aww
  • Awful
  • Bingo
  • Boo
  • Bravo
  • Cheers
  • Drat
  • Doh
  • Damn
  •  Eeek
  • Eh
  • Hi
  • Hey
  • Hello
  • Hmm
  • Oh
  • Oops
  • Ouch
  • Phew
  • Pooh
  • Rats
  • Shhh
  • Shoo
  • Whoa
  • What
  • Wow
  • Yeah
  • Yes
  • Yippee
  • Zap
  • Zzz