The 4 Types Of Sentences

The 4 Types Of Sentences

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:

  1. 6 Ways To Shorten Your Sentences And Improve Your Writing
  2. 7 Tips For Writing Great Sentences
  3. The Importance Of Varying Sentence Length
  4. What Is A Sentence Fragment?
  5. Sentences – Simple, Compound, Complex
  6. 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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Posted on: 11th February 2020