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INTERJECTION
Meaning of Interjections Uses of Interjection Words
USES OF INTERJECTIONS (Uh-huh!, Uh-oh!, Um!, Umm!, Whew!)

Express emotions / feelings / surprise

Common words used as Interjection are:

Aah! Ah! Aha! Ahh! Alas!
Aww! Bah! Bingo! Bosh! Bravo!
Dear! Eh! Er! Eww! Geez!
Hey! Hello! Hi! Hmm! Humph!
Hurrah! Oh! Ooh! Oomph! Oops!
Ouch! Pooh! Shh! Tut-tut! Uh!
Uh-huh! Uh-oh! Um! Umm! Whew!
Wow! Yay-yaay! Yeah! Yikes! Yippee!
  INTERJECTION WORDS AND THEIR USES
Uh-huh!
 
'Uh-huh!' used for expressing agreement.
Examples
Shall we go? "Uh-huh."
Uh-oh!
 
'Uh-oh!' used for showing dismay.
Examples
Uh oh! The teacher caught him.
Um!
 
'Um!' used for pausing or being skeptical.
Examples
Not that I don’t believe you but, um!, you say it’s a ghost?
Um! Here is our proposal.
Umm!
 
'Umm!' used for expressing hesitation.
Examples
95 divided by 5 is...umm...19.
Umm! Mumbai is far 350 kms. from Surat.
Whew!
 
'Whew!' used for amazement and/or relief.
Examples
Whew! I can’t believe we actually finished it all.
 
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