Types of Sentences

Sentences can be categorized into different types. In early elementary school students learn about declarative, imperative, interrogative and exclamatory sentences.

Let us take you through each type and show you some examples.

Declarative sentence – a statement

A declarative sentence makes a statement. They are among the most common sentences we use. They always end with a period.

For example:

I had ice cream at the beach today.

Spiderman is playing at the movie theatre this weekend.

Cats like to take long naps in warm, cozy spots.

Imperative sentence – a command

An imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request. These sentences either end in an exclamation mark or a period.

For example:

Once dry, take the clean laundry off the drying rack.

Time to get up for school!

Get out of the pool!

Interrogative sentence – a question

An interrogative sentence is one that asks a question.

For example:

How much is this candy bar?

Where are we going this weekend?

When do we leave for our trip?

Exclamatory sentence – expresses strong feelings

An exclamatory sentence expresses strong feelings. These sentences always end in an exclamation mark.

For example:

Don’t touch the stove!

Stop being so loud!

Hurry up!

Types of sentences worksheets

In our grade 1 grammar section we have a series of worksheets for students to start practicing the difference between the four sentence types.

Types of sentences worksheets

Changing sentence types

There’s also a set of worksheets for students to practice changing one type of sentence to a different type of sentence – say a declarative sentence to an interrogative sentence.

Changing sentence types worksheets