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.

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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Maca
Maca
2 years ago

nice it has helped me.

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Shadow
1 year ago

It helped me. ;]

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