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Method

Use exclamations to grab attention and trigger emotions. Show that you are human. Be natural. Let it happen without holding back.

Example

Oh boy! That's a brilliant idea!

Argh!! I can't stand it!

Discussion

Interjections are often short exclamations that are inserted into sentences. They often express emotions in a natural, uninhibited way. They are often recognizable in their written form as they tend to be accompanied by exclamation marks.

 

Meaning Example
 pleasure "Ooh, that's good."
 realization "Ah now I understand."
 resignation "Oh well, never mind."
 delight "Yahoo! I've won!"
 pity "Oh dear! Are you ok?"
 surprise "Crikey! That's amazing!"
 enquiry "How about that, eh?"
 hesitation "So, you are...er...Jim?"
 greeting "Hello! How are you today?"
 pain "Ouch! That hurts!"

 

The natural nature of exclamations make them highly credible and can be used to bond with others by expressing empathy.

See also

Using Exclamations

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