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An Exercise on Interjections
from Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities
Analysis Key

1. "Oh! [Inj]  It is only a question (PN) {of a few hours}." |

2. "Dear me!" [Inj]  [#1] said Mr. Lorry. |

3. "Yes [Inj], Miss Manette is going to be married (P)." |

4. "Now [Inj], does he do too much [#2] ?" |

5. "Ah! [Inj] indeed! [Inj]" said Miss Pross. | "I am very much put (P) out

      {about my Ladybird}." |

6. "Indeed! [Inj]  You are a pretty  fellow (PN) to object and advise [#3] !" 

     [ [#4] exclaimed Mr. Lorry] . |

7. Why [Inj], I have been ashamed (PA) {of your moroseness} there! |

8. "O me, [Inj] O me! [Inj] All is lost (PA)!" |

9. "Pooh! [Inj]  You'd have thought!" [#5] [ [#4] said Miss Pross]. |

10. "Why [Inj], man alive, [Inj] she was the admiration (PN) {of the whole Court}!" |

1. In this sentence, and in the fifth, the interjection also functions as the direct object of "said."
2. Note that "much" can also be a pronoun that functions as a Noun Used as an Adverb.
3. The verbals (infinitives) "to object" and "advise" can be read either as adjectives to "fellow" or as adverbs to "pretty." The latter explanation implies a sarcastic tone.
4. In this sentence, and in the ninth, KISS explains the words in quotation marks as the main clause and the "exclaimed" (or "said") clauses as interjections. See KISS Level 3.2.3 - Interjection? Or Direct Object?
5. This "You'd have thought!" is an idiomatic expression that also functions as an interjection.