Resources › For Students and Parents Types of Interjections Share Flipboard Email Print fizkes / Getty Images For Students and Parents Homework Help Homework Tips Learning Styles & Skills Study Methods Time Management Private School Test Prep College Admissions College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Grace Fleming Education Expert M.Ed., Education Administration, University of Georgia B.A., History, Armstrong State University Grace Fleming, M.Ed., is a senior academic advisor at Georgia Southern University, where she helps students improve their academic performance and develop good study skills. our editorial process Grace Fleming Updated March 22, 2019 Interjections are words or phrases that express emotions. You might use an interjection to express surprise (Wow!), confusion (Huh?), or outrage (No!). You may use interjections in casual and in creative writing. You should not use interjections in formal writing, like book reports and research papers. You can use a noun, a verb, or an adverb as an interjection. Noun as an interjection: Foolishness! Your dog is not smarter than my dog! Verb as an interjection: Clap! He deserves some applause for that performance. Adverb as an interjection: Nope! You cannot go into that room until I give you permission. What Do Interjections Look Like? One word: Wow! Phrase: I’m shocked! List of Interjections Baloney! I don't agree with that! Cheers! Good tidings! Duh! That makes sense! Eureka! I found it! EEK! That's scary! Get out! I don't believe it! Golly! I'm amazed! Gee! Really? Huh? What was that? Incredible! That's amazing! Jinx! Bad luck! Ka-boom! Bang! Look! See that! My! Oh dear! Never! I hope that never happens. Oops! I've had an accident. Phooey! I don't believe it! Quit! Stop that! Rats! That's not good! Shoot! I don't like that! Tsk tsk! Shame on you! Ugh! Not good! Woot! Hurray! Wow! Amazing Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation Fleming, Grace. "Types of Interjections." ThoughtCo, Feb. 16, 2021, thoughtco.com/what-do-interjections-look-like-1857153. Fleming, Grace. (2021, February 16). Types of Interjections. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/what-do-interjections-look-like-1857153 Fleming, Grace. "Types of Interjections." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/what-do-interjections-look-like-1857153 (accessed September 24, 2021). copy citation Using the French Expression 'Oh là là' Decorum in Rhetoric How to Express Exclamations in French 10 Titillating Types of Sound Effects in Language Definition and Examples of Interjections in English The Meaning of 'Vive la France!' The Top 25 Grammatical Terms How to Use the French Adverbial Phrase 'Tout à Fait' Tiens: What Does This French Expression Mean? AP English Exam: 101 Key Terms Learn Your German Adverbs Americanism in Language The 9 Parts of Speech: Definitions and Examples How and When to Use French Adverbs Learn How to Use the French Preposition "Par" What Does "C'est-à-dire" Mean in French?