What is a sentence?
A collection of words that are arranged to put forward a sensible thought is called a sentence.
To speak, read and write we make use of sentences.
All sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
Sentences are of the following types:
1. Assertive or Declarative Sentence:
A simple sentence that asserts or declares a thought is called an Assertive or Declarative Sentence.
An Assertive or declarative sentence always ends with a full stop. (.)
Example: Steve helped in cleaning the litter.
The teacher was extremely strict with his students.
Mother Teresa was born in 1910
2. Interrogative Sentence:
A sentence that asks a question is called an Interrogative sentence.
An Interrogative sentence ends with a question mark. (?)
Example: How did you prepare for the competition?
Did someone help you?
What are your future plans?
3. Exclamatory Sentence:
A sentence that conveys the exact feeling that the speaker wants to express is called an Exclamatory sentence. An exclamatory sentence ends with an exclamation mark. (!)
Oh no! I failed in the test!
How lucky you are!
What an easy paper it was!
4. Imperative Sentence:
A sentence that indicates a request, advice, suggestion, instruction, command or order is called an Imperative sentence.
An imperative sentence ends with a full stop. (.)
Don’t go too close to the fire.
Please keep quiet.
Let’s ask the teacher to help us.
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