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What are “Ouch and Bravo” Interjections? Grammar Review
Just about any word in English can be used as an interjection. Interjections are used to show emotion or feelings! “Ouch” is used to express sudden pain. This can be physical or emotional. “Bravo” is used to praise or congratulate someone. Remember that all sentences must have at least one verb. Interjections stand alone as one word or phrase. Most interjections are placed at the beginning of a statement followed be a comma or exclamation point. “Ouch and Bravo” are often placed at the end of a statement to provide more emphasis. Below are examples. Ask your teacher to explain this subject further.
“Ouch” Interjection Examples
“Ouch” is used to refer to a “Sudden physical pain or emotional statement”.
Ouch! My shoulder hurts from too much exercise! (Physical)
Ouch! Your statement hurt my feelings! (Emotional)
Ouch! My knee hurts after falling! (Physical)
Ouch! You shouldn’t have said that to me! (Emotional)
You are standing on my foot! Ouch! (Physical)
That new suit took a big bite out of my wallet! Ouch! (Emotional)
“Bravo” Interjection Examples
“Bravo” is used to “Praise or congratulate someone”. It is also used in a sarcastic manner when someone does something less than intelligent.
Bravo! Your performance was outstanding tonight! (Praise)
Bravo! You finished your project today! (Congratulate)
You just fell off your bike again! Bravo! (Sarcastic)
Bravo! Your presentation at the meeting was outstanding! (Praise)
Bravo! You have graduated with honors! (Congratulate)
You just spilled milk all over the table! Bravo! (Sarcastic)