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Wow! Hey, cool! Interjections 8 th Grade English Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections Unit
Whoo Hoo! A Review! Okay! let’s make this brief! A preposition is…. A preposition can act as a _____ clause, modifying a noun or pronoun; or it can act as a ______ clause, modifying a verb, adjective, or another adverb. A conjunction… A conjunctive adverb is a lot like a ________. It connects ideas in a sentence.
Sweet! We are smart! It is time to now learn about the third type of word in this unit. YEAH!
What is the difference between these two sentences? It’s summer. Yippee! It’s summer! Or how about these… I want to get out of here. Ugh! I want to get out of here!
If you said one is stronger, you are right! It is all because of something called an INTERJECTION! So, what is an interjection? It is a little word that does a lot of things!
Interjections: A definition You can express very strong feelings in a short exclamation that may not be a complete sentence. These are called interjections! An interjection is a word or group of words that expresses strong feelings. It has no grammatical connection to any other word in the sentence.
Interjections Interjections are used to express emotions, such as surprise or disbelief. They are also used to attract attention!
Interjections Any part of speech can be used as an interjection. Some of the more common interjections are listed below. Common Interjections Aha Alas Awesome Come on Gee Good Grief Ha Hey Hooray Look Oh Oh no Oops Ouch Phew Well What Whoops Wow Yes
Interjections Express feelings: Wow! Gee! Golly! Oops! Zowie! Darn! Says yes or no: No! Yes! Uh-huh! Uh- uh! Calls attention: yo, hey, whoa! Indicates a pause: well, um, hmm, ah
Interjections! Grammar Rock Interjection
Interjections An interjection that expresses very strong feelings may stand alone either before or after a sentence. Such interjections are followed by an exclamation mark! We are going to Disney World. SWEET!
Milder Interjections Sometimes an interjection isn’t really, really strong. In that case, you shouldn’t use an exclamation. A comma will do just fine. Example: Hey! That’s my lunch! No, I don’t want to share it with you.
A little warning label… You use interjections A TON when you speak. However, you should use them sparingly when you write. Overusing interjections will spoil their effectiveness (and make your writing sound weird!)
Exercise A: Identifying Interjections 1. Wow! Doesn’t Illinois have a lot of cornfields? 2. Imagine! There are hardly any people there! 3. This city of Blue Mound is in the middle of a cornfield. Boring! 4. Alas, we won’t have time to visit every cornfield. 5. Good, I really didn’t want to anyway. 6. Hey, where is Nicholas? 7. Oh, man! We lost him in a cornfield!
Exercise B: Interjection, Please 1. _____! Our next stop in Central Illinois will be the Lincoln Museum. 2. The museum was built to hold all of these exciting artifacts. _______! 3. ______! Today, we throw damaged stuff away. 4. ______! That hat actually has a bullet hole in it!
Remember… An interjection is a word or group of words that expresses strong feelings. It has no grammatical connection to any other word in the sentence. Use an exclamation point for strong feelings. Use a comma to set off milder ones!
The List A preposition is a word that relates a noun or a pronoun to some other word in the sentence. A preposition can consist of more than one word. A prepositional phrase is a group of words that begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun. The noun or pronoun at the end is the object of the preposition. Too many Prepositions can spoil your writing! You CAN end a sentence with a preposition, if changing the sentence makes it sound weird. When the object of a preposition is a pronoun, it should be an object pronoun and not a subject pronoun. A prepositional phrase is an adjective phrase when it modifies, or describes, a noun or pronoun. A prepositional phrase is an adverb phrase when it modifies, or describes, a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
The List A conjunction is a word or group of words that are used to join together parts of a sentence. A correlative conjunction is a pair of words used to connect words or phrases in a sentence. If you are using a conjunction, your verb must agree in number, too. (singular or plural) A conjunctive adverb looks like a transition word and may be used to join simple sentences together to make a compound sentence. When two simple sentences are joined with a conjunctive adverb, a semicolon always appears before the second sentence. The conjunctive adverb is flexible. It can appear at the beginning, the middle, or the end of the second sentence.
The List An interjection is a word or group of words that expresses strong feelings. It has no grammatical connection to any other word in the sentence. Use an exclamation point for strong feelings. Use a comma to set off milder ones!
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