Interjection part of speech
Keywords: interjection part of speech
Description: Definition of "interjection" as a part of speech.
Interjections are much more common in speech and informal writing than they are in formal writing. Many interjections, such as the English "oh" and the Spanish caray. have meanings that can vary widely depending on the context and the intonation.
Also Known As: interjección in Spanish. When an interjection stands alone, it is often called an exclamation (exclamación ), especially when it is used emphatically.
Examples: Common English words that are usually used as interjections include "ouch," "wow," "ugh," "oops" and "splat." Their approximate Spanish equivalents include ay. caramba. puf. uy and plaf (other translations are possible).
Many other words that are usually other parts of speech are also frequently used as interjections. An example of an interjection within a sentence is the "ouch" (or ay ) in "ouch, that hurts" (ay, me duele ).