Category : 8th Class
Sentences can be divided into five kinds. They are the following:
1. Statement (or Assertive Sentence)
2. Question (or interrogative Sentence)
3. Command (or imperative Sentence)
4. Exclamation (or Exclamatory Sentence)
5. Optative (or Optative Sentence)
Assertive or Statement
An assertive sentence is a sentence that states a fact. Such sentences are simple statements. They state, assert, or declare something.
The above given sentences state a fact. Therefore, they are assertive sentences.
An interrogative sentence is a type of sentence which usually asks a question and uses a question mark (?). They may ask for information or for confirmation or denial of a statement. They begin with a question word such as what, who, or how, or a helping verb such as do/does, can or would.
The above given sentences asks questions. Therefore, they are interrogative sentences.
An imperative sentence is the sentence, which expresses commands, advice, and suggestions. The second person 'you' is always addressed in the imperative sentences. It is generally hidden.
Therefore, they are imperative sentences. Subject 'you' is hidden in these sentences.
An exclamatory sentence is a sentence that expresses strong or sudden feelings. It always ends with an exclamatory mark.
The above given sentences express anger, frustration, happiness and confusion. Therefore, they are exclamatory sentences.
Following is the list of exclamatory words:
The sentence which expresses wish, desire or pray is called an Optative Sentence.
The above given sentences express wish, desire or pray. Therefore, they are called optative sentences.
Identify the kind of sentence in the following questions:
The Programme was slated to begin at 6.30 pm.
May god bless you with first division in Board exams!
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