How Interjections Work
An interjection is a word or short phrase that conveys emotion or reaction. It can stand on its own or provide context to a sentence. There are two main ways to use interjections:
- Good afternoon, Mr. White!
- Dear Jane
- Hello, colleagues
- Hi, Jennie
For emphasis (These should be used sparingly and only in informal writing.)
- Look out!
This interjection can stand on its own.
- I get to keep this car? Sweet!
This interjection adds context to a sentence.
- Well, what did you expect?
This interjection gives added emotion (surprise, sarcasm, etc.).