Examine the following sentences :-
Alas ! He is dead.
Hello ! What are you doing there ?
Ah ! Have they gone ?
Hush ! Don’t make a noise.
Hurrah ! We have won the game.
Oh ! I got such a fright.
Such words as Hello ! Alas ! Hurrah ! Ah ! etc. are called Interjections.
They are used to express some sudden feeling or emotion. It will be noticed that they are not grammatically related to the other words in a sentence.
Definition - An Interjection is a word which expresses some sudden feeling or emotion.
Interjections may express –
1. Surprise; as, ha ! what !
2. Grief; as, alas !
3. Joy; as Hurrah ! huzza
4. Approval; as, bravo !
Certain groups of words are also used to express some sudden feeling or emotion; as,
Ah me ! For shame ! Well done ! Good gracious !