Grammar: Types of Interjections in English

Interjections are used to express a strong or sudden action and feeling. Learn how to use interjections in a sentence and types of interjections.

An interjection is a part of speech which is used to express emotions or sudden bursts of feelings.

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List of Interjections in English

Hmm!    

Hmm, I’m not sure about that.

Er! 

New Delhi is the capital of… er… India.

Um!      

What do you think of this jacket? – Um, I don’t know if I like the colour.

  • Interjections for Pity       

Dear!     

Oh dear, I’ve broken the light.

Alas!    

Alas, my funds have some limitations.

  • Interjections for Realization 

Aha!      

Aha, It was a fox.

Ah!    

Ah, what a lovely baby!

  • Interjections for Disapproval        

Tsk -tsk!

So you were out drinking again last night were you? Tsk-tsk!

Tut – tut!      

Tut – tut, Jack, you disappointed me, you really do.

  • Interjections for Irritation

Hmhp!   

Don’t blame me. It’s your fault. Hmph!

Huh!       

Try to understand. – Huh! What is there to understand?

Hey!      

“Hey! Look out!” shouted Patty.

Oy!    

Oy, my legs hurt.

  • Interjections for Panic 

Help!      

Help! I’m going to fall.

Ah!     

Ah! I have hurt my toe.

Uh-oh!  

Uh-oh, I think the bear is inside the house.

  • Interjections for Dismay

Oh, no!  

Oh, no! Did I leave my keys in the car?

Oh!        

Oh, I am not going to die, am I? He will not separate us, we have been so happy.

Oops!    

Oops! I almost spilled the coffee.

  • Interjections for Disappointment

Aw!

Aw, it’s a shame I can’t make it.

  • Interjections for Embarrassment  

Ahem!    

Ahem, can I make a suggestion?

Er!    

I don’t think… er… wait… let me call my boss.

  • Interjections for Pain  

Ouch!    

Ouch! That really hurts!

Oww!  

Oww, I hit my thumb.

Oh!     

Oh! I’ve got a toothache.

  • Interjections for Disgust

Yuck!     

Yuck! This peanut butter is disgusting!

Ugh!  

That guy is so stupid. Ugh, I can’t stand his idiocy.

Ew!    

Ew, this apple is rotten.

  • Interjections for Surprise  

Oh!     

Oh! What a nice view.

Eek!   

Eek! It moved!

Yikes!      

Yikes, my mother’s home!

Ooh!    

Ooh, what a lovely dress!

Wow!    

Wow!Never knew that.

Eh!     

So that was all she said, eh?

Well!    

Well, so she got the job?

Really!    

Really? Are you sure?

  • Interjections for Elation

Hurrah!

We’ve done it! Hurrah!

Yippee!

Yippee! We won, lets head to the bar.

Ha!          

Ha! So I am right after all!

Woo – hoo!      

Woo hoo! I ran 20 miles and I’m feeling great.

Whoopee!    

Whoopee, it’s the holidays!

  • Interjections for Pleasure

Hooray!

Hooray! Our team won.

Mmm!

Mmm, this ice cream is delicious.

Yeah!

Yeah, I’d love some orange juice.

  • Interjections for Relief

Phew!  

I didn’t do my homework, but the teacher didn’t check. Phew!

Whew!

Whew! I can’t believe we actually finished it all.

Whoa!

Whoa, take it easy!

  • Interjections for Boredom

Blah!     

Blah! Why can’t I get this computer to work!

Ho – hum!       

Look at all this paperwork. Ho-hum!

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