This interjections worksheet will provide opportunities to practice using interjections in sentences. Interjections are one of the eight parts of speech. The other seven include nouns, pronouns, verbs, prepositions, adjectives, adverbs, and conjunctions. Interjections are used to show emotions in a sentence.
Interjections are often found at the beginning of the sentence; however, they can technically be anywhere in the sentence, including the middle and the end.
Interjections can either be followed by a comma or an exclamation point depending on the strength of the emotion that the writer would like to convey. Today, it is not uncommon to find writers that use multiple exclamation points, possibly expecting more energy to be read into their words with each additional exclamation point. However, in writing, only one exclamation point is necessary to convey the emotion.
Here are some examples of sentences with interjections:
Because interjections have no connection with the rest of the sentence, their only real use is in quotations, such as can be found in dialogue between characters in a book, or informal writing, such as texting, blogging, or writing to friends and family. Interjections are rarely, if ever, used in academic writing where the tone of an essay should be formal.
Another fact about interjections is that they will be onomatopoeic. An onomatopoeia is a word that imitates a sound, such as oink, quack, or moo. These words are found in all languages; however, the same sound in different languages will follow the linguistic patterns of that language. Similarly, interjections will be culturally and linguistically dependent as well.
Directions for the interjection worksheet: In the following sentences, identify the interjection and underline it.
Directions for the interjection worksheet: In the following sentences, write an appropriate interjection in the space provided.
The answers to the fill-in section may vary. Here is a list of interjections to help get started. However, more than one word can fit in each space above.
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