commas with interjections
An interjection is a short exclamation consisting of a word or phrase. An interjection within a sentence is set off by a comma.
An introductory interjection takes a comma after it.
- Hi, how are you?
- Yes, we’ll be attending the concert.
- Oh, so that’s what happened!
- Well, let’s see now …
Interjections can also appear at the end of a sentence. In that case, the interjection takes a comma before it.
- I missed the bus, darn it all!
- Ski season is over, alas.
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