Sentences may be classified as declarative, imperative, interrogative or exclamatory.Related Topics: More Lessons on English Grammar
A declarative or assertive sentence states a fact, opinion or
Most sentences are declarative. A declarative sentence is followed by a period (.).
He sold cakes to the class.
No, I do not like to eat fish.
An imperative sentence gives a command or a request.
Imperative sentences do not have a subject as you is the implied subject. The imperative sentence is usually followed by a period (.). Very strong commands may be followed by an exclamation point (!).
Go to your room now.
An interrogative sentence asks a question.
An interrogative sentence is followed by a question mark (?).
Have you ever seen a flying fish?
Would you like another piece of pie?
An exclamatory sentence expresses strong feeling. The exclamatory sentence always ends with an exclamation point.
That sounds incredible!
I canӴ believe that you didnӴ show up!
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