Term: Interjections

Definition:

An interjection is a word or short phrase used in speech to gain attention, to exclaim, protest or command. Interjections can be used to show emotion such as surprise or shock.

Interjections are often found at the beginning of a sentence, especially in speech, and are commonly followed by an exclamation mark or a comma.

See Also: Parts of Speech

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