Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Basic English, 4 Types of Sentences

 A Sentence has a subject and a verb and expresses a complete thought But not all sentences are the same, not all thoughts are the same ... thumbnail 1 summary
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 A Sentence has a subject and a verb and expresses a complete thought

But not all sentences are the same, not all thoughts are the same

You may want to tell someone a simple fact, or you might want to ask them a question or tell them what to do?

Sometimes you're just overcome with emotion and you blurt out how you're feeling.

There are four types of sentences to express all of these kinds of thoughts.

They are:

Declarative sentences

Interrogative sentences

Imperative sentences

Exclamatory sentences



A Declarative sentence is a declaration of what you're thinking you're not shouting. You're just stating a fact or expressing an opinion.

It's a nice day today.

I have brown hair.

Orson Welles was a genius.

Declarative sentences and with a period


An interrogative sentence asks a question, you're interrogating someone you don't have to be a Hard-boiled detective you can ask a question very nicely.

Most interrogative sentences start with some kind of questioning word:

Who

What

Where

When

Why

How

Do

Who are you?

What's for dinner?

Where are my keys?

When is a test?

Why do birds suddenly appear?

How are you?

Do you want something to drink?

Notice that all of these interrogative sentences end with a question mark?

You won't find a question mark at the end of any other kind of sentence.


 An Imperative sentence is a command or a request you're telling or asking someone to do something.

Clean your room.

Wait for me!

Notice that an imperative sentence can end with a period or an exclamation mark depending on how forcefully you say the sentence.

An Exclamatory sentence is an exclamation you're crying out suddenly this doesn't have to mean shouting Just expressing intensity of feeling you might be very surprised or happy or angry.

You scared me!

I love you!

I'll miss you!

I hate you!

These sentences all end with an exclamation mark.

Careful not to overdo the exclamation mark in your writing try using a period and see if your sentence still conveys enough emotion

Notice that we had four types of sentences.

Declarative sentences.

Interrogative sentences?

Imperative sentences.!

Exclamatory sentences!

But only three kinds of punctuation marks.

Make sure you use the appropriate punctuation mark with the right kind of sentence to accurately express your thought

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