Grammar Lessons with Kate: Yeah, yea and yay

Yeah, yea and yay

by Kate Asbury Larkin

Yeah (yeh): A casual way to say yes.
“Yeah, I was the one who called you.”

Yea: Affirmative, as in a vote – or the 23rd Psalm.
“All in favor, say “yea.”
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…”

Yay: Expressing triumph, excitement or joy,
“Yay for football season!”

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