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The Interjection tag is for the discussion of words and phrases used to express emotion or sentiment. Interjections have no grammatical relation to any other part of the sentence.

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Interjection of regret

What interjection is common in English that is used along or right before a phrase, in which the speaker is stating some regrettable lack on the part of his interlocutor, which according to the ...
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What part of speech is “So” in this sentence

This is the sentence, So you have come? I have been anxiously waiting for you So, I have read online that the word "So" can have multiple functions and can be of different part of speech ...
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How would you translate the “ehhhhhh” interjection from Spanish to English?

For some reason, spanish speaking people (or at least argentines) when we hesitate before speaking we say "ehhhhh" (you can hear an example of the use here: ehhh) which is something that might be said ...
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Would it be considered impolite to use um-hum in a conversation?

I am not a native speaker, so I wonder if using "um-hum" to express my sincere affirmation during a conversation would backfire? I guess I just wanted to avoid monotonic reaction to people's talking. ...
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How is it spelled this sound? [closed]

I remember to have heard some interjection that sound like "Oops!" but without the /ps/ sound, just a short /u/ sound, but I'm not sure of whether it was what I really heard or how is it spelled. I ...
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Tell me what “to think that what” is in following sentence.

Please tell me what "to think that what" is in following sentence. I haven't ever seen this phrase. What is this? And what it means? I don't require exact answer. Any help is appreciated. "And it's ...
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Interjection for agreement

Edited: Just as Hmm is a sound made when you pause while talking or when you are uncertain Is there any interjection used in agreement? Many a times during formal chat it so happens that I don't ...
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“Oh Yeah” or “Oh, Yeah”?

I read that every interjection should be separated from the sentence, no matter where it's placed, with a comma. If that's true, would phrases such as these require a comma after "oh"? "Oh yeah" or ...
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Rock-a-bye baby

Somebody told me that Rock-a-bye baby is a nursery rhyme. But how do I use the phrase actually and what does it mean? This is the lyrics from the nursery rhyme: Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop ...
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“Like” as nonstandard adverb and informal interjection for the approximation: function or meaning?

Two examples from Dictionary.com for like: (1) I did it like wrong. [Adverb. Nonstandard. a) as it were; in a way; somehow] (2) Like, why didn't you write to me? [Interjection. Informal. (...to ...
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Reduplicated usage of “my”: what does this mean?

Popular music is a good entry into language learning and many usages naturally reflect prose (non-lyric) usages. David Bowie sings "my my" in the song Beauty and the Beast and Ariana Grande sings "...
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Using 'someone's goodness' as 'my goodness'

An interjection 'oh my goodness!' is quite known to us. It talks about surprises. Say - My goodness, it's warm in here! Now, I was like using the same expression for a third person. Say - ...