A sentence is a group of words written in a particular order such that it makes a complete meaning. In this post, I will discuss the four types of sentences.
A set of five worksheets to practice these sentences is also included.
What is a sentence and what are the types of sentences?
The above sentence anchor chart explains the four types of sentences briefly.
The first type of sentence is declarative sentences. We use these sentences to make statements and to describe ‘things’, ‘feelings’, ‘people’, ‘ideas’, ‘opinion’ and express ‘agreement/disagreement’.
Such sentences end with a full stop or period (.).
Sudoku is a popular puzzle game. (thing)
I am angry with you. (feeling)
Monks lead a simple life. (people)
Coronavirus is a pandemic. (statement)
I don’t want to wear a mask. (disagreement)
I am ready to help you. (agreement)
Many believe that dinosaurs never existed. (opinion)
We use interrogative sentences to ask ‘questions’ about ‘things’, ‘feelings’, ‘people’, ‘ideas’ we want to know more about.
Such sentences end with a question mark(?).
Are you feeling sick?
Do you know her?
Where are the keys?
Which dress is better?
When did you arrive?
Why did you boil the water?
How are you feeling now?
Can he be trusted?
We use imperative sentences to ‘make requests’, ‘ask’ or ‘order’ others to do or not do something, ‘give instructions’, ‘make offers’, ‘extend invitation’, ‘make suggestions’ etc.
Such sentences end full stop or period(.).
However, depending on the forcefulness of an order or command, some imperative sentences may end with an exclamation mark (!).
Have a drink.
Pass the salt, please.
Get out of my room!
Do come to my birthday party.
Clean your room once again!
You should visit a doctor.
Take a right turn from that shop.
We use exclamatory sentences to express strong feelings – ‘surprise’, ‘shock’, ‘anger’, ‘fear’, ‘happiness’, ‘excitement’, ‘sorrow’ etc.
Such sentences end with an exclamation sign(!).
Special words called INTERJECTIONS like ‘Oh!’, ‘Ah!’ ‘Ouch!’, ‘Cheers!’, ‘Hurray!’, ‘Wow!’ etc. may be used at the beginning or end of such sentences to emphasize the feeling or emotion they convey.
Wow! What a pleasant surprise!
“Oh, dear! We are in trouble!
Hurray! We won the match!
Oh! How much I hate her!
Interjections can also stand alone as expressions of feelings and emotions.
All the best!
Read the group of words in the above sentences worksheet and decide which one is a sentence and which one is not.
In the above worksheet, read the sentence and write the type of sentence it is.
Read the sentences and in the space provided write the type of sentence it is. It can be a declarative sentence or an imperative sentence or an interrogative sentence or an exclamatory sentence.
You can practice rearranging words to form logical sentences before moving on to the next set of worksheets. Click on the above image to download the ‘make a sentence’ Pack.
Rearrange the words to form a meaningful sentence. Begin each sentence with a capital letter and end it with an appropriate punctuation mark.
The above chart is an example of how to stretch a sentence and make it more meaningful. It can be attempted by third graders and above. Click on the chart above to read about stretching a sentence and download the worksheets pack. This pack will enhance your child’s creativity and also help her understand and use the various parts of speech.
Rearrange the words to form a meaningful and logical sentence. Begin each sentence with a capital letter and end it with an appropriate punctuation mark.
This sentence Pack is free for subscribers to download.