Name: ___________________

Date:___________________

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Grammar, Punctuation, and Style
1.41 Kinds of Sentences - Assertive, Imperative, Interrogative, Exclamatory

A group of words that makes complete sense is called a sentence.
Example:
color blue favorite is My. (makes no sense, therefore it is not a sentence)
My favorite color is blue. (makes complete sense, therefore it is a sentence)

There are four kinds of sentences:
1. Assertive or declarative sentence (a statement)
2. Imperative sentence (a command)
3. Interrogative sentence (a question)
4. Exclamatory sentence (an exclamation)

1. An assertive sentence is a sentence that states a fact. Such sentences are simple statements. They state, assert, or declare something.
Examples:
Jan is a student. She lives in a big city.

2. Imperative sentence is a sentence which gives a command, makes a request, or express a wish.
Examples:
Go to your room. (an order)
Please lend me your book. (a request)
Have a good time at the picnic. (a wish)

3. Exclamatory sentence is a sentence that expresses sudden and strong feelings, such as surprise, wonder, pity, sympathy, happiness, or gratitude.
Example:
What a shame!
Boy, am I tired!

4. Interrogative sentence: A sentence that asks a question is called an interrogative sentence.
Examples:
What is your name?
Where do you live?


Directions: Select the type of sentence shown in each question. Also write at least five examples for each kind of sentences.

Name: ___________________

Date:___________________
Q 1: Please pass the salt.
Interrogative
Assertive or Declarative
Imperative
Exclamatory

Q 2: Harry, try the other door.
Imperative
Assertive or Declarative
Interrogative
Exclamatory

Q 3: I didn't have time to finish my homework last night.
Interrogative
Exclamatory
Assertive or Declarative
Imperative

Q 4: Stay in your seat.
Exclamatory
Imperative
Assertive or Declarative
Interrogative

Q 5: I am ten years old.
Exclamatory
Assertive or Declarative
Interrogative
Imperative

Q 6: Why didn't you come to school today?
Exclamatory
Imperative
Assertive or Declarative
Interrogative

Q 7: I love you so much!
Assertive or Declarative
Imperative
Interrogative
Exclamatory

Q 8: Do you want to play?
Exclamatory
Assertive or Declarative
Imperative
Interrogative

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