Types of Sentences with Examples English Grammar
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What is a Sentence?
A Sentence is a group of words that makes or defines a fully complete meaning. In writing, a sentence begins with a capital letter and finishes with a full stop, a question mark, or an exclamation mark.
The full stop (.) Question mark (?) Exclamation (!)
Salman Khan is a megastar of Bollywood.
What are your favorite Sports?
- What an incredible scene of a Hollywood movie!
Types of Sentences with Examples
According to structure and functions, there are different types of sentences structure which are divided into five kinds of sentences.
Sentence Types in English
A sentence that states a fact describes things, gives a piece of information, events, reports are called assertive sentences. In this sentence, the subject stands before a verb.
ASSERTIVE SENTENCE EXAMPLES:
- Abul is a very good student in the class.
Virat Kholi is a great cricketer.
Honest people deserve more respect.
An interrogative sentence is a sentence that asks a question called an interrogative sentence. In this sentence, the verb stands before the subject and a question mark is used at the end.
An Interrogative sentence are basically two types:
- What, Why, Which, Who, When, How, Whose, Whom and Where.
INTERROGATIVE SENTENCE EXAMPLES:
Do you go to school?
What is your school name?
Can you help me?
How are you?
Where are you going now?
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A sentence that communicates request, advice, and order is called an Imperative sentence. In this sentence, the subject you ‘understood’ is usually/normally omitted. It starts with the verb in the first form and ends with a full stop.
IMPERATIVE SENTENCE EXAMPLES:
- Shut your mouth.
Open your eyes.
Please give me one chance.
Love your brother & sister.
Do your job.
A sentence that expresses a wish, prayer, desire, and blessing is called an Optative sentence. It starts with Mayor Let and ends with a full stop.
OPTATIVE SENTENCE EXAMPLES:
- May God bless you and your families.
May he succeeds in your life.
Let it be true.
May you live long.
A sentence that communicates surprise or other emotions is called an exclamatory sentence. It simply starts with interjection and ends with a full stop.
EXCLAMATORY SENTENCE EXAMPLES:
Hurrah! Kolkata Night Riders have won the trophy.
- Alas! His mother is admitted to the hospital.
- What a stupidity game running.