Interjections Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers on Interjections

Question 1 :  What are the functions of interjections?

Answer : Interjections can grab attention, create interest, or highlight the speaker’s strong emotions.

Question 2 :  What interjection might one utter to express dismay or disbelief?

Answer : One might utter “Zounds,” “Zoiks,” “Pshaw,” or “Heavens,” among others.

Question 3 :  If one includes an interjection in a sentence, how is it punctuated?

Answer : The interjection is separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma.

Question 4 :  What are interjections?

Answer : Interjections are words that express strong feelings or grab attention.

Question 5 :  How to use punctuation in interjections?

Answer : Interjections can be punctuated in one of two ways, depending on how strong they are. If the interjection is mild, it can be included in a single sentence, separated from the rest of the words by a comma.

Well, did you find the hotel?

Indeed, this is the strangest looking dog I have ever seen.

Stronger interjections, however, should stand alone. These are punctuated with an exclamation mark.

Heavens! You’re covered with blood.

What! Who told you I can’t dance?

You must choose the method appropriate to your own words.

Question 6 : Give a list of common interjections.

Answer : The following is a list of common interjections:

  • Ah
  • Alack
  • Alas
  • Bah
  • Eh
  • Good
  • Good grief
  • Good Heavens
  • Hey
  • Ho
  • Indeed
  • Mercy
  • Oh
  • Oops
  • Never
  • Well
  • Whew
  • Zounds

Question 7 : Is an interjection an independent element?

Answer : Interjections always function independently of the other parts of speech. An interjection is an independent element because it lacks a grammatical relation to any other part of the sentence; it is a complete thought unto itself. Only when quotes does such a word take any larger meaning in grammar.

Never” was the last thing anyone heard him say.

Here the quoted interjection never serves as the subject of the sentence.