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Dear Rachel and Richard,

This could be a tough work for you.

Below is a list of Interjections, I wanted to know the following:

1. what each one means.

2. How it is pronounced.

3. When to use each.

adios
ah
aha
ahem
ahoy
alack
alas
all hail
alleluia
aloha
amen
attaboy
aw
ay
bah
begorra
behold
bejesus
bingo bleep
boo
bravo
bye
cheerio
cheers
ciao
crikey
cripes
dear
doh
duh
eh
encore
eureka
fie
gee
gee whiz
gesundheit
goodness
gosh
great
hah
ha-ha
hail
hallelujah
heigh-ho
hello
hem
hey
hey presto
hi
hip
hmm
ho
ho hum
hot dog
howdy hoy
huh
humph
hurray
hush
indeed
jeepers creepers
jeez
lo and behold
man
my word
now
ooh
oops
ouch
phew
phooey
pip-pip
pooh
pshaw
rats
righto
scat
shoo
shoot
so
so long
there
touché
tush
tut
tut-tut
ugh
uh-huh
uh-oh
uh-uh
viva voila
wahoo
well
what
whoa
whoopee
whoops
whoosh
wow
yay
yes
yikes
yippee
yo
yoicks
yoo-hoo
yuk
yummy
zap

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You're right, Ismael. This is one tough piece of work.

I don't think we can address this on the Grammar Exchange. It's just too much! Sorry.

Some of the words you've given are greetings and leave-takings, and some, like "zap," wouldn't be described as interjections. And, in fact, there are a lot more that might fall into the categories of interjections, greetings, and leave-takings.

I will, though, address the first five on the list:

ADIOS = ah-dee-OS = Spanish for "goodbye."
AH = ah = an expression of acknowledgement
AHA = a-HA = an interjection expression final understanding
AHEM = a-HEM = a word used to get someone's attention
AHOY = a-HOY = a word they use in the Navy to greet each other or to announce something.
_______

Maybe someone else wants to take on the next five.

Rachel
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Thanks a lot for that FIVE!

OK. I can alter the question to be:

What are the most commonly used interections in English, either from the list above or from your own, how they are pronounced. I think this make it a bit simpler!

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English interjections
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:English_interjections
See the (next 200) button at the bottom, for going through the various pages of the list.

For more, search for:

interjection list english

at Yahoo.

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This is a great resource for Ismael's question, Jerry. Thanks for posting it.

Rachel
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