In this post, we talk about the 4 types of sentences you can use in your writing.
What Is a Sentence?
A sentence is a group of words that conveys a complete thought.
Must-read: How To Structure Sentences
The 4 Types Of Sentences
Sentences are statements, questions, exclamations, or commands.
1. Declarative Sentence
This is a statement that ends with a full stop. Example: The boys ate more than the girls.
2. Imperative Sentence
This is a command or a request. You can end it with an exclamation mark or a full stop. Example: Don’t go in there!
3. Interrogative Sentence
This sentence asks a question. It ends with a question mark. Example: Will you come shopping with me?
(Note: A statement that includes an indirect question is not a question and it ends with a full stop. Example: He asked if I would like to attend the lecture.)
4. Exclamatory Sentence.
This expresses excitement and/or emotion. It ends with an exclamation mark. Example: I wish he had not died!
We all use these 4 types of sentences in everything we write.
More posts on sentences:
- 6 Ways To Shorten Your Sentences And Improve Your Writing
- 7 Tips For Writing Great Sentences
- The Importance Of Varying Sentence Length
- What Is A Sentence Fragment?
- Sentences – Simple, Compound, Complex
- How To Structure Sentences
And one on paragraphs: Create Power Paragraphs For Stronger Storytelling
[Top Tip: If you need practical help with your grammar, buy The Complete Grammar Workbook]
by Amanda Patterson
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