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An interjection, also known as an exclamation, is a word, phrase, or sound used to convey an emotion such as surprise, excitement, happiness, or anger. Interjections are very common in spoken English, but they appear in written English as well. Capable of standing alone, they are grammatically unrelated to any other part of a sentence.
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in traditional English grammar, any one of about eight major classes of words, based on the parts of speech of ancient Greek and Latin. The parts of speech are noun, verb, adjective, adverb, interjection, preposition, conjunction, and pronoun.
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 consisting of exclamatory words such as oh, alas, and ouch. They are marked by a feature of intonation that is usually shown in writing by an exclamation point (see punctuationpunctuation
[Lat.,=point], the use of special signs in writing to clarify how words are used; the term also refers to the signs themselves. In every language, besides the sounds of the words that are strung together there are other features, such as tone, accent, and pauses,
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). Many languages have classes like interjections.



a part of speech that includes invariable words which are usually not morphologically divisible and which appear in speech as one-unit sentences. Interjections fulfill an expressive or hortatory function, expressing, for example, the speaker’s feelings (Oh!; Oho!), a call (Hey!; Chick-chick!), or an order (Shoo!). They can be expressed by sounds and sound clusters that are not typical for a given language, for example, the labial trilled resonant (tpru!, “Whoa!”) or the combination [d‘z’] (dzin’-dzin\ “dingdong”).

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Sporadic clashes have been continuing in Baba Jee over the past one week as the militants launched massive attacks to take control of outer sides of Lashkar Gah, some 555 km south of Afghan capital, and put pressure on security forces.
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To reach Lashkar Gah, Fearon boarded the massive C-130 Hercules that you enter at the back and strap yourself in.
Ibrahim Hafiz Rehman, Director, Social Transformation Division, TERI, said, "We are essentially providing technical support to boost energy security in Gah.
Ibrahim Hafiz Rehman, Director, Social Transformation Division, TERI , said, "We are essentially providing technical support to boost energy security in Gah.
Shirkat Gah caters to women in all stages of the vicious cycle.
The MoD said yesterday: "It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce the deaths of two British servicemen, one from the Royal Marines and one from the Adjutant General's Corps in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province.
Some troops in Lashkar Gah even got a visit from Santa in a specially built grotto.
Afghan: At least five Afghan policemen were killed Sunday by a suicide car bombing in the southern city of Lashkar Gah, the provincial governor s spokesman said.
The milestone transfer of control of Lashkar Gah to Afghan soldiers and police marks a step towards the planned pull-out of UK combat forces in Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
After arriving at the Camp Bastion base in Helmand province under a media blackout yesterday morning, Mr Cameron had been due to travel to nearby Lashkar Gah.
Summary: A British soldier has been killed in an insurgent attack in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan.