Kinds of Sentences

Sentences are of four kinds:

(1) A sentence that makes a statement or assertion is called a Declarative or Assertive sentence.

  • Those which make statements or assertions; as, Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.

(2) A sentence that asks a question is called an Interrogative sentence.

  • Those which ask questions; as Where do you live?

(3) A sentence that expresses a command or an entreaty is called an Imperative sentence.

  • Those which express commands, requests, or entreaties; as,
  • Be quiet.
  • Have mercy upon us.

(4)A sentence that expresses strong feeling is called an Exclamatory sentence

  • Those which express strong feelings; as,
  • How cold the night is!
  • What a shame!


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