We engage in conversation, convey our thoughts and exchange information with others on a regular basis.
How do we do all of this?
Simple – we either speak or write!
Sentences play an important role here. A set of words form a sentence and a set of sentences help us express ourselves.
Let’s learn more about the sentence and its different types!
A sentence has three main characteristics :
- It is a set of words which express a complete thought.
- It begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark.
- It has a subject (topic) and predicate (what is said about the subject).
Types of Sentences
1. A declarative sentence states a fact and ends with a full stop/ period.
- It is raining heavily.
- Sheena is eating an apple.
2. An imperative sentence is a command or a polite request and ends with an exclamation mark or a full stop/ period.
- Shut the door when you leave.
- Could you pass me the pen?
3. An interrogative sentence asks a question and ends with a question mark.
- Are you participating in the event?
- Will you make any donation?
4. An exclamatory sentence expresses a strong emotion and ends with an exclamation mark.
- I won the lottery!
- What a beautiful house!