What is an Interjection? - Definition & Examples


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Which of these is an interjection that is independent of the main clause?

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1. A writer cannot randomly choose an interjection. They must decide to use the interjection that best conveys the tone or mood they want to express. Which sentence uses an appropriate interjection?

2. Identify the statement that BEST describes how to choose an interjection for your ideas.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Wow,' 'ew,' or 'hmmm,' are all examples of interjections. Test your understanding of interjections and their use in this quiz/worksheet combo. You will be asked to identify interjections, the mood they create, and how to use interjections in writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to assess your understanding of:

  • The definition of interjection
  • The emotion of various interjections
  • How to use interjections in writing

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on interjections
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding writing with interjections
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about using interjections to express emotions

Additional Learning

Learn more about interjections in this interactive lesson. Topics covered are:

  • Interpret what different interjections mean
  • Learn the proper way to punctuate interjections in a sentence
  • Learn to diagram a sentence with an interjection
  • Read a list of commonly used interjections