Sunday , 21 January 2018

Types of sentences

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Types of sentences

The sentences are divided into six different types according to the massages delivered in it.

  • Declarative sentences
  • Imperative sentences
  • Interrogative sentences
  • Negative sentences
  • Exclamatory sentences
  • Optative sentences

Declarative Sentences

Declarative sentences also known as statement sentences give simple statements, expressions or opinions.


I want to be a good teacher. (Makes a statement)

My brother is really a good teacher. (Expresses an opinion)

Imperative Sentences

These are the sentences that give some advice or instruction that expresses a command or request.


Please sit down. (Expresses a request)

I need you to sit down now! (Expresses a command)

Interrogative Sentences

These are the sentences that involve questioning. These sentences mostly start with a questioning word like who, what, where, when, how, do, etc and ends with a question mark.


Where are you going?

What is your name?

Negative Sentences

These are the sentences that negate something. “Not” is usually used in these sentences for negation.


He is not playing.

You are not going to the market.

Exclamatory Sentences

These are the sentences that express strong feelings of joy, sorrow or wonder.


Hurrah! We have won the match.

Alas! He died.

Optative Sentences

These sentences are used to make a wish or pray.


Would that I were a movie star.

May his soul rest in peace