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What are “No way and Oops” Interjections? Grammar Review
Interjections are a lot of fun to study. They often come out of nowhere to surprise a listener! Interjections are used to express feelings, excitement and emotions. Most English words can be used as an interjection. Interjections can be a single word as well as a phrase. Often but, not always, interjections are placed before a statement. Remember that a sentence in English must have a verb. An interjection can be a part of a sentence too! Interjections come from all parts of English. A word is just a word until we decide how to use it! Below are a few examples. Have fun with Interjections. Ask your teacher to explain more about interjections and their use.
“No way” Interjection Examples
“No way” as an interjection means “No or absolutely not”. It can also be used to show “disbelief or an impossibility”.
Q: Can you loan me twenty dollars?
A: No way! You haven’t paid me back from the last time! (No)
Q: Did you see the comet in the sky last night?
A: No way! I stared into the sky but, couldn’t see anything! (Disbelief)
Q: Did you see the dog jump over that fence?
A: No way! That fence is twelve feet tall! (Impossibility)
“Oops” Interjection Examples
“Oops” is used when someone makes a statement about themselves. It could be about surprise, a small accident or acknowledging a mistake made.
Oops! I didn’t know you were walking around the corner too! (Surprise)
Oops! I just dropped your cup on the floor! (Small accident)
Oops! I misspelled my name on this document! (Mistake)
There are many more ways to use “Oops”. Ask your teacher to help you!