Types of Sentences

Did you know that there are different types of sentences? You just read a question, or an interrogative sentence. There are other types, too. Read on to find out more about the different types of sentences.

 

 
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Types of Sentences

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What is a sentence?

A sentence is a group of words that express a statement, question or exclamation. A sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a period.

Examples:

  • an apple is a fruit (wrong)
  • An apple is a fruit. (correct)

Subject and Predicate:

Every sentence contains two parts: a subject and a predicate. The subject is what the sentence is about, while the predicate tells us something about the subject.

Examples:

  • Jude and her dog run along the beach everyday. (Subject)
  • Jude and her dog run along the beach everyday. (Predicate)

To determine the subject in a sentence, first isolate the verb, and then make a question by placing who? Or what? Before it .... . The answer is the subject.

There are four kinds of sentences, they are:

  1. Declarative sentences
  2. Interrogative sentences
  3. Imperative sentences
  4. Exclamatory sentences

 

Declarative Sentence

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Declarative sentences
Declarative Sentence

A Declarative sentence makes a statement. It starts with a capital letter and ends with a period.

Examples:

  • Potatoes come from Peru.
  • The Earth is round like a sphere.
  • The Sun rises in the east.
  • My name is Abraham.
  • You seem unhappy today.

 

Interrogative Sentence

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Interrogative sentences
Interrogative Sentence

An Interrogative Sentence asks a question. It begins with a capital and ends with a question mark.

Examples:

  • Are there many rice farmers in America?
  • Where did you come from?
  • How do you know the answer?
  • Is that blue or green?
  • Who is your teacher?

 

Imperative Sentence

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Imperative sentences
Imperative Sentence

An Imperative Sentence gives a command or a request. It starts with a capital letter and ends with a period.

Examples:

  • Shut the door.
  • Hang on tightly.
  • Come here.
  • Please sit down.
  • Open the door.

 

Exclamatory Sentence

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Exclamatory sentences
Exclamatory Sentence

An Exclamatory Sentence expresses a strong feeling. It begins with a capital and ends with an exclamatory mark.

Examples:

  • What a hot day!
  • How beautiful the waving paddy looks!
  • What a beautiful night!
  • How lovely these flowers are!
  • How silly you boys are!

 

 

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Types of Sentences http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/
writcent/hypergrammar/sntpurps.html
 

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