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What are “My God and Darn It” Interjections? Grammar Review
Interjections are always fun to study! What are interjections? They are words or phrases we use to express emotion, surprise, shock, joy and more! Just about any word in English can be used as an interjection. If you use just one word to express yourself, it is an interjection. Remember that all sentences must contain at least one verb or it is not a sentence! This is the general rule to create a complete sentence. There is also the term “Minor sentence”. This is when we use one word or phrase to refer to a complete statement. The listener must fully understand the subject and what the interjection refers to. In general, “My God” as an interjection should be avoided in everyday speech. Using the word “God” this way, may be offensive to some. There are other ways to express what you mean without using the word “God”. “Darn it” is a better way of saying “Damn it”. The word “Damn” may be offensive to others. Take a look at the examples below. Ask your teacher for a further explanation about this topic!
“My God” Interjection Examples
“My God” or a variant of it, is used to show dismay, shock, awe, excitement.
My gosh! They haven’t bathed their children for a week! (Dismay)
Oh my God! That accident was horrible! (Shock)
My gosh! That dog just jumped an eight foot fence! (Awe)
Oh my God! We just won a million dollars! (Excitement)
“Darn it” Interjection Examples
“Darn it” is used to show someone is annoyed or disappointed.
Darn it! I forgot my house keys again! (Annoyed)
Darn it! My kids didn’t clean their room again! (Disappointed)
Darn it! I have to work late on Friday again! (Annoyed)
Darn it! My friend hasn’t paid me back yet! (Disappointed)