Kinds of Sentences

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Kinds of Sentences :

There are four types of sentences.

1. Statements - Declarative Sentences
2. Questions - Interrogative Sentences
3. Commands - Imperative Sentences
4. Exclamations - Exclamatory Sentences

The main use of a statement is to give information.
The main use of a question is to ask for information.
An imperative sentence is mainly used to tell somebody to do something.

You will learn about the other uses of these three types of sentences as you go along.

An exclamation is spoken with a strong feeling. It expresses surprise, pleasure, admiration, fear, sorrow, etc.

A written sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a full stop (.), a question mark (?) or an exclamation mark (!).

A statement ends with a full stop.
A question ends with a question mark.
A command usually ends with a full stop.
An exclamation ends with an exclamation work.


Sometimes a sentence may have only one word.
Here are examples of one-word sentences.


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