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  1. Kewbie
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    Apposition vs interjection

    Consider the sentence "Hello, World!"
    I say that the noun "World" is a noun in apposition. A fellow programmer says that it's an interjection, because of the exclamation point. Is either of us correct, and if not, what would be the proper term for "World's" appearance in the sentence?
    Thanks,
    Kewbie Newbie


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    Re: Apposition vs interjection

    Hi, Kewbie,
    I agree with you, world is not an interjection; it's a noun as a part of speech and a direct address as a part of sentence.


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    Re: Apposition vs interjection

    Quote Originally Posted by Kewbie View Post
    Consider the sentence "Hello, World!"
    I say that the noun "World" is a noun in apposition. A fellow programmer says that it's an interjection, because of the exclamation point. Is either of us correct, and if not, what would be the proper term for "World's" appearance in the sentence?
    Thanks,
    Kewbie Newbie
    It is not a noun apposition: there is no same referent with 'hello' and 'world'.
    It is an soft (comma) interjection

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