Sentence Types Examples
There are four types of sentences in the English language. Each one serves a different purpose.
Declarative Sentences-sentences that make a statement; end with a period
Interrogative Sentences-sentences that ask a question; end with a question mark
Exclamatory Sentences-sentences that express surprise or strong emotion; end with an exclamation mark
Imperative Sentences-sentences that give a command; end with a period; sometimes the subject is an understood "you" (in other words, there is not a subject visible in the way the sentence is written, but it is understood that the sentence is giving directions to "you").
Examples of declarative sentences:
I was late for school.
My father is a doctor.
Pam likes snow.
Examples of interrogative sentences:
Will you help me move this box?
Did Joey call you?
Do we have homework tonight?
Examples of exclamatory sentences:
I am so excited!
Our team won first place!
Ahh! You scared me!
Examples of imperative sentences:
Put your homework in the box.
Jennifer, clean up your room.
Mark, buy apples at the store.