Hello! I'm Elizabeth O'Brien, and my goal is to get you jazzed about grammar.
Learn the Four Sentence Types
Are you ready to learn about the four sentence types? Great! In this lesson, you'll learn about declarative sentences, interrogative sentences, exclamatory sentences, and imperative sentences.
We use different types of sentences for different purposes, and when we categorize sentences based on their purpose, we get four types of sentences: statements, questions, exclamations, and commands.
Let's learn more about each of them, shall we?
By the way, there are two main ways that we can categorize sentences. One is based on a sentence's purpose or function. That's what we're looking at in this lesson. The other way is based on a sentence's structure (simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex).
1. Statements/Declarative Sentences
These are the most common type of sentence. We use them to make statements. The fancy name for a statement is a declarative sentence. Declarative sentences end with periods.