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Rossitsa Iordanova
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Jun 8, 2005

Hi all!

Could someone help me find a possible online glossary/dictionary or another source for these used in the English language, please?

Sincerely and much obliged in advance
Ross



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RHELLER
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Interjections Jun 8, 2005

An interjection is a word or short phrase used in speech to gain attention, to exclaim, protest or command. Interjections can be used to show emotion such as surprise or shock.

Interjections are often found at the beginning of a sentence, especially in speech, and are commonly followed by an exclamation mark or a comma.
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An interjection is an unusual kind of word, because it often stands alone. Interjections are words which express emotion or surprise, and they are usually followed by exclamation marks. Examples:
Ouch!, Hello!, Hurray!, Oh no!, Ha!
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/parts.htm
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Use exclamations to express emotional reactions and hence to evoke emotions in others. Exclamations also grab attention.

When you deliberately use exclamations, ensure you align body language. To make this work properly, you should be actually feeling the emotion you are demonstrating.

Example
Oh no! You can't go looking like that!!

What on earth will they say!

That's terrible!
http://changingminds.org/techniques/language/syntax/exclamations.htm

Use exclamations to grab attention and trigger emotions.
Example
Oh boy! That's a brilliant idea!

Argh!! I can't stand it!

Interjections are often short exclamations that are inserted into sentences. They often express emotions in a natural, uninhibited way. They are often recognizable in their written form as they tend to be accompanied by exclamation marks.

Meaning Example
pleasure "Ooh, that's good."
realization "Ah now I understand."
resignation "Oh well, never mind."
delight "Yahoo! I've won!"
pity "Oh dear! Are you ok?"
surprise "Crikey! That's amazing!"
enquiry "How about that, eh?"
hesitation "So, you are...er...Jim?"
greeting "Hello! How are you today?"
pain "Ouch! That hurts!"


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Rossitsa Iordanova
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Interjections, exclamations and colloquialisms Jun 9, 2005

Rita, thank you very much for your post!

Most helpfull!


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Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
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links Jun 9, 2005

http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/interjections.htm
http://www.answers.com/topic/interjection
http://facta.junis.ni.ac.yu/facta/lal/lal2004/lal2004-02.pdf
http://www.slangsite.com/slang/G.html

http://www.rapdict.org/Category:Interjections (list of interjections in the Rap Dictionary)

If you want a book, order Zounds! (Dictionary of Interjections) from any online bookstore.


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RHELLER
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LOL Jun 9, 2005

Very funny, Marcus
and I admit I learned a few new ones!

http://www.slangsite.com/slang/G.html

but I would warn non-natives about using this terminology in public - it might get them in trouble.

http://www.rapdict.org/Category:Interjections


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Rossitsa Iordanova
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Interjections, exclamations and colloquialisms Jun 13, 2005

WOW!

I have learnt A LOT!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!


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