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Sentences & Types


Definition: A group of words that make complete sense is called Sentence.

When we speak or write we use words. We generally used these words in group  as,

Ex.  i) I like to eat Ice-cream.

ii) I am a girl.

iii) Who are you?

iv) Get out from here.

v) Oh! What a pity.

The above given are good sentences as we get a complete sense from these. All these are different types of sentences which we will study now.


Types of sentences:  

Sentences are of four types-


1)Declarative or Assertive sentences:

A sentence that make statement or assertion is called a Declarative or Assertive sentence.

Ex. i) I like to Eat Ice-cream.

ii) I am a girl.


2) Interrogative sentences:

A sentence that ask a question is called an interrogative sentence.

Ex. i) Who are you?

ii) What is your name?


3) Imperative sentences:

A sentence that expresses command, request, an entreaty, desire or an instruction is called an Imperative sentence.

Ex. i) Be quiet.

ii) Get out from here.

iii) Have mercy upon us.


4) Exclamatory Sentences:

A sentence that expresses strong feeling is called an Exclamatory sentence.

Exclamatory sentences are always followed by the mark of interjection (!).


Ex. i) Oh! What a pity.

ii)What a melodious voice!

iii) Ah! What a tragedy!


Exercise 1

Read each sentence and write the type of sentences.

1) Sit up straighter on the horse.

2) Let’s go eat lunch now.

3) Are you ready to live?

4)Turn the TV off.

5) The dog is a useful animal.

6) Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.

7) What a lovely flower!

8) How many chocolates do you have?


1)Imperative  2)Imperative  3)Interrogative  4)Imperative 5)Declarative

6) Declarative  7) Exclamatory  8) Interrogative




Exercise 2

Below are some sentences without punctuation marks classified as types of sentence and put the correct punctuation mark at the end of each sentences.


1) How are you

2) Pass the water, please

3) The cat chased the mouse

4) Have you finished your lunch

5) Wow I can’t believe how fast she is going

6) Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

7) Let’s go finish your homework now




1) How are you?

2) Pass the water, please.

3) The cat chased the mouse.

4) Have you finished your lunch?

5) Wow! I can’t believe how fast she is going.

6) Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.

7) Let’s go finish your homework now.


1)Interrogative 2) Imperative 3) Declarative 4) Interrogative 5) Exclamatory

6) Declarative 7) Imperative


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