what is a Sentence?
A group of words that make complete sense and expresses a thought is called a sentence.
When we speak, read or write we make use of sentences.
All sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
We use different types of sentences, which are:
A) Assertive Sentence
B) Interrogative Sentence
C) Exclamatory Sentence
1.Assertive Sentence: A sentence that states or asserts something is called an Assertive Sentence.
An Assertive sentence ends with a full stop.
The workmen were busy the whole day.
A group of giraffes is called a tower.
Sonia is attending a party tonight.
2.Interrogative Sentence: A sentence that asks a question is called an Interrogative sentence.
An Interrogative sentence ends with a question mark.
Was it raining yesterday?
Where are the children going?
Whose bag is this?
3.Exclamatory: A sentence that expresses a strong feeling is called an exclamatory sentence.
An exclamatory sentence ends with an exclamation mark.
Wow! Maria, you danced gracefully.
That was a superb performance!
What a dirty old rag this is!
Exercise 1: Here’s an exercise for you to solve.
Put the correct punctuation mark after each sentence and say whether they are Assertive, Interrogative, Exclamatory or Imperative.
1. Suzy was waiting for the lift
2. Why don’t you get a drink
3. Help, I’m drowning
4. Who recued the ant
5. The lion roared with anger
6. Don’t eat too much fried food
7. Hurry up or we’ll be late
8. Jerry bought a story book from the store
9. Let’s visit the bird park today
10. Oh no, not again
1. Suzy was waiting for the lift . Assertive Sentence
2. Why don’t you get a drink? Interrogative Sentence
3. Help, I’m drowning! Exclamatory Sentence
4. Who recued the ant? Interrogative Sentence
5. The lion roared with anger. Assertive Sentence
6. Don’t eat too much fried food. Imperative Sentence
7. Hurry up or we’ll be late! Exclamatory Sentence
8. Jerry bought a story book from the store. Assertive Sentence
9. Let’s visit the bird park today. Imperative Sentence
10. Oh no, not again! Exclamatory Sentence