Sentences (Types) 1
"It is my birthday today." This is an example of a declarative sentence.

Sentences (Types) 1

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Declarative and exclamatory are two types of sentences. As an English student, you will know by now that sentences can be of several different types. See if you can you identify the type of sentence for each of the following. If you get all 10 correct, you're on your way to understanding types of sentences!

1.
Choose the correct sentence type for the following.
Do the exercise on page 20.
Declarative - making a statement
Exclamatory - emphatic, exclaiming
Imperative - giving a command or instruction
Interrogative - asking a question
2.
Choose the correct sentence type for the following.
It is my fourteenth birthday on Saturday.
Declarative - making a statement
Exclamatory - emphatic, exclaiming
Imperative - giving a command or instruction
Interrogative - asking a question
A declarative sentence states that something is so
3.
Choose the correct sentence type for the following.
I've got to finish my homework by next week!
Declarative - making a statement
Exclamatory - emphatic, exclaiming
Imperative - giving a command or instruction
Interrogative - asking a question
Exclamatory sentences end with an exclamation mark
4.
Choose the correct sentence type for the following.
Will you finish work early today? I need your help!
Exclamatory, interrogative
Imperative, exclamatory
Interrogative, declarative
Interrogative, exclamatory
Note that there are two sentences of different sorts
5.
Choose the correct sentence type for the following.
Will you finish your homework by next week?
Declarative - making a statement
Exclamatory - emphatic, exclaiming
Imperative - giving a command or instruction
Interrogative - asking a question
Interrogative sentences end with a question mark
6.
Choose the correct sentence type for the following.
Sit down quickly. You are late!
Declarative, imperative
Exclamatory, imperative
Imperative, exclamatory
Interrogative, exclamatory
Here there are two sentences of different sorts
7.
Choose the correct sentence type for the following.
I'll complete my homework by next week.
Declarative - making a statement
Exclamatory - emphatic, exclaiming
Imperative - giving a command or instruction
Interrogative - asking a question
8.
Choose the correct sentence type for the following.
Do your homework by next week.
Declarative - making a statement
Exclamatory - emphatic, exclaiming
Imperative - giving a command or instruction
Interrogative - asking a question
An imperative sentence usually starts with a verb and gives a command or instruction (in this case the verb is 'Do')
9.
Choose the correct sentence type for the following.
When is your birthday?
Declarative - making a statement
Exclamatory - emphatic, exclaiming
Imperative - giving a command or instruction
Interrogative - asking a question
An interrogative sentence asks a question
10.
Choose the correct sentence type for the following.
I can't complete my homework by next week. Help me!
Declarative, exclamatory
Declarative, imperative
Exclamatory, imperative
Imperative, exclamatory
There are two sentences of different sorts
Author:  Sue Daish

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