Types of Sentences

Depending upon the purpose of the sentence, there are four types with different names and varied punctuation marks you may use.

Declarative

“Telling sentences”
Make a statement or express an opinion.
End in a period (.)
Example: The dog is playing outside.

Imperative

“Commanding sentences”
Give a command.
End in a period (.)
Example: Brush your teeth before you go to bed.

Interrogative

“Asking sentences”
Ask a question.
End in a question mark (?)
Example: What is your sister’s name?

Exclamatory

“Feeling sentences”
Express strong emotion or feelings.
End in an exclamation point (!)
Example: I can’t believe it!

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Katrina Martin

Katrina Martin is the owner of Katrina's Resources and a B-6 certified teacher in New York State. She specializes in elementary education and curriculum development. You can read her blog at KatrinasResources.com or view her educational resources on TeachersPayTeachers.com.

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