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Grade 1 Language - Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences
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Grade 1 Language - Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences

This English Language quiz is called 'Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences' and it has been written by teachers to help you if you are studying the subject at elementary school. Playing educational quizzes is an enjoyable way to learn if you are in the 1st or 2nd grade - aged 6 to 8.

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Declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory are types of sentences. Sentences can be used to express statements (affirmative and negative expressions), commands and questions. For example:

  • 'It's hot' (affirmative statement)
  • 'It's not hot' (negative statement)
  • 'Sit down, please' (command)
  • Don't talk back! (command)
  • 'Do you like English?' (question)

You should recognize a question if it's written as it will have a question mark at the end. Can you recognize a spoken question? Written commands sometimes have an exclamation mark at the end - but not always as in our examples above.

Test your skills in this elementary school quiz and see if you can beat your classmates!

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1.
Select the choice that best describes the sentence.
Don't run across the road.
This is a question
This is a command
This is a negative statement
This is an affirmative statement
'Don't' is often used in negative commands
2.
Which of these answers should be shouted and needs an exclamation mark?
I like the color red
Fire is hot
There's a fire
Are you hungry
Remember, an exclamation mark is used to show someone is shouting and a fire would be a very good reason to shout.
3.
Which of these answers should not end with an exclamation mark?
Stop
Don't run
Quick
Please cross the road
When writing, if somebody is shouting they talk in short, sharp sentences and so, an exclamation mark would be used.
4.
Choose the correct response to the statement.
Are you happy?
I am happy and I will be happy tomorrow?
I am happy and I will be happy tomorrow!
I am happy and I will be happy tomorrow.
Be happy.
The first three answers might look the same at first glance, but look at the endings of each.
5.
Choose the correct response to the statement.
A fire is in the house.
Watch out and put out the fire!
I will look at the fire.
Is Mom going to make dinner?
Are you standing.
An uncontrolled fire in a house is dangerous and needs immediate action.
6.
Choose the correct response to the statement.
We will go to the park at 3 p.m.
Go to the park.
What time is it now?
What time is it now.
What time is it now!
The '?' shows that it's a question.
7.
Choose the correct response to the statement.
Your nose is bleeding.
Get a tissue.
Do you like to run?
Call the police!
You look very nice today.
The police would not be very happy if you contacted them because you had a nosebleed.
8.
Which of the following is a correct response to the prompt?
What did you do this summer?
Did you go swimming?
I went to the beach.
Get the towel.
Watch out for sharks!
Do you like going to the beach?
9.
Which of the following is a correct response to the prompt?
A girl wants to eat some fruit. What should she do?
Do not use a knife!
Go to the store.
Mom, may I have an apple?
I will work on a farm.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
10.
Which of the following is a correct response to the prompt?
A little boy plays in the middle of a busy street. What should you tell him?
I am a good girl.
Will you get the ball?
Look around.
Get out of the street!
Exclamation marks can be used to show that someone is shouting.
Author:  Frank Evans

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