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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.