Types Of Sentences

In these lessons, we will learn what are the four types of sentence: declarative, imperative, interrogative, or exclamatory.

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Sentences can be classified according to the purpose the sentence serves and the manner in which the thought is expressed.

Sentences may be classified as declarative, imperative, interrogative or exclamatory.

The following diagram gives a summary of the 4 types of sentences: Declarative, Imperative, Interrogative, and Exclamatory. Scroll down the page for more examples, songs, and explanations.

Types of Sentences

Declarative / Assertive Sentence

A declarative or assertive sentence states a fact, opinion or idea.

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.

Imperative Sentence

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.

Interrogative Sentence

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?

Exclamatory Sentence

An exclamatory sentence expresses strong feeling. The exclamatory sentence always ends with an exclamation point.

That sounds incredible!
I can’t believe that you didn’t show up!

The Sentence Song

This song and lesson will help students memorize the 4 types of English sentences: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory.

Types Of Sentences Song

This is a rock video to help teach about the four basic types of sentences. Visit Grammarheads for more grammar lessons.

What Are The Kinds Of Sentences?

Declarative, Interrogative, Exclamatory, Imperative
A declarative sentence makes a statement and ends with a period.
An interrogative sentence asks a question and ends with a question mark.
An exclamatory sentence shows strong feeling and ends with an exclamation point
An imperative sentence gives a command and usually ends with a period.

4 Kinds Of Sentence: Tutorial And Song

This video explains the four kinds of sentences: declarative, imperative interrogative, and exclamatory.

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