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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t touch the stove!
Stop being so loud!
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.
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.