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What are “Alrighty and Okay” Interjections? Grammar Review
Interjections are words or phrases used to show feelings or emotions! Just about any word in English can be used as an interjection. Often, interjections stand alone and are not part of a sentence. They are often placed before a sentence. Interjections are usually followed by a comma or exclamation point. We often add an adverb to an interjection to further express or emphasize a feeling or emotion. Interjections are not needed to form a sentence. Remember that all sentences in English must have at least one verb. “Alrighty and Okay” are used to express agreement or consent. These words are also used as “Discourse markers”. Below are examples. Have fun with interjections. Ask your teacher to further explain this subject.
“Alrighty” Interjection Examples
“Alrighty” is used to express agreement or consent in an “informal” way.
Often, “Alrighty” is followed by the word “Then”.
Alrighty! Let’s go to the park today! (Agreement)
Alrighty! I will loan you the money with interest! (Consent)
Alrighty! We will reserve our flight for the holiday! (Agreement)
Alrighty! You may borrow the car this weekend! (Consent)
Alrighty then! You have convinced me! (Agreement)
Alrighty then! You can have the chocolate ice cream! (Consent)
“Okay” Interjection Examples
“Okay” is used to express agreement or consent in a “formal” way.
Okay! I will agree to the contract under that condition! (Agreement)
Okay! Tell the painter he has my approval to start the job! (Consent)
Okay! We will get married next year! (Agreement)
Okay! The mechanic can go ahead and repair our car! (Consent)