Monday, July 25, 2011

Different types of sentences

What is a sentence?

A sentence is a word or phrase that has a complete sense. It begins with a capital letter.

Example:
Jackie is my best friend.

A sentence is incomplete if there is no mind or thought at all.

Example:
My friend.
Our leader.
With all my love.
His mother.

Types of Sentences

Different types of sentences

1. Declarative sentence says something about a person, thing, place or event. It ends with a period (.)


Example:
The boy goes to school.
My mother baked cookies.
Mount St. Helens is showing signs of activity.

2. Interrogative sentence asks questions. It ends with a question mark (?)

Example:
Is this your friend away?
Why are you crying?
Where are you going?

3. Imperative sentence. There are two kinds of imperative sentences.

a) Application - Use the words Please and kindly.

Example:
Please pass your papers forward.
Please give me a hand with that.

b) Command - The tone of the sentence is like giving an order.

Example:
Do your homework now.
Will you two stop arguing?

4. Exclamatory sentence expresses strong feelings or emotions. It ends with an exclamation point (!).

Example:
We are here at the end!
My God, she's beautiful!
Transformer types of sentences

A sentence can be changed by different sentences with minor adjustments. Our example is this sentence: Ann is a good student. (Who is a declarative sentence)

1. Interrogative sentence

Ann is a good student?

2. Imperative sentence

a) Application
Please be a good student, Ann.

b) Command
Be a good student, Ann.

3. Exclamatory sentence

Yes! Ann is a good student.

Looking at the example sentences above, you can see how easy it is to change a sentence with just a small adjustment to say something completely different.



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