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A plain language guide to punctuation, grammar and writing well.

Technical stuff – part 10: interjections

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These are simply words or phrases used on their own such as:

  • Oops!
  • Ouch!
  • Ah!
  • Oh dear!
  • Fantastic!
  • Damn!

These words and phrases are also ‘exclamations’ and so correctly take an exclamation mark. Find out more about verbs, nouns and adjectives

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  1. I know I said “Damn!” when I got a flu interjection.

    Michael Farrell

    08/02/2010 at 3:41 pm

    • For that remark you are awarded the Wordwatch Wit of the Week Award, a coveted (and shiny) accolade rarely bestowed and much cherished by recipients. I do believe you are the first American to be honoured in this way.

      Deborah

      08/02/2010 at 3:53 pm

  2. There’s cash innit, right?

    Michael Farrell

    08/02/2010 at 4:13 pm

    • I couldn’t possibly comment.

      Deborah

      08/02/2010 at 4:16 pm


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