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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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These boys and girls are the future of Afghanistan and British troops believe they are winning over their parents in Lashkar Gah.
We are trying to educate Nubians about their heritage," says Gah Allah.
The country's first ever general elections held in 1970 had thirteen reserved seats for women (6 women from West Pakistan and 7 from East Pakistan) as prescribed in the Legal Framework Order of 1969 (Mumtaz 1998; Shirkat Gah 2009; Zia and Bari 1999).
After landing at Camp Bastion in the middle of the Helmand desert, a Chinook helicopter takes Fearon to her final destination Lashkar Gah.
Shirkat Gah, as mentioned above, is compiling a report to suggest local tangible solutions to rural communities, more especially rural women, against common environmental issues.
Additionally, Shirkat Gah initiates advocacy actions to ensure maximum involvement of youth and addresses the issues related to the adolescent health.
The base is in the centre of Lashkar Gah and is the size of four football pitches.
Control of security in Lashkar Gah passed from foreign to Afghan forces this month as part of the first wave of the transition process which will eventually see all international troops leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
Security has improved significantly in Lashkar Gah, but concerns remain about the strength of the Taliban and corruption and incompetence among the Afghan army and police.
In a round of interviews with journalists, Mr Cameron said the decision to cancel the Lashkar Gah leg of his visit had been "absolute common sense".
Lieutenant Colonel David Eastman said: "The soldier was participating in an operation to clear an area north of Lashkar Gah, when an improvised explosive device was initiated.
He also visited a British-funded agriculture school near Lashkar Gah following talks with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, where he appeared unruffled by the incident.