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Types of Sentences Quiz

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Use this grammar quiz to test yourself or your students! There are two sections with ten questions each, and the answers are at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

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This quiz cover the four types of sentences. Brush up on this information so that you can rock out on the quiz. Here is information that will be tested on this page:

1. Declarative sentences make statements. They end with periods.

The plant is green.

2. Interrogative sentences ask questions. They end with question marks.

Do I have to water the plant?

3. Imperative sentences give commands. They usually end with periods, but they can also end with an exclamation mark.
Water the plant.

Water the plant!

4. Exclamatory sentences express emotion. They end with exclamation marks.

I love this plant!
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1. Kinds of Sentences

Directions: Identify and label each sentence as declarative, interrogative, imperative, or exclamatory.

Example: I love cats! exclamatory
1. Where is my shovel?

2. This is the most beautiful lawn I have ever seen.

3. Please pass the lemonade.

4. My arms ache from digging the flower beds!

5. It takes hard work to plant all of these flowers. 6. Could you please give me the hose?

7. I am going to climb that tree.

8. The view from the top of this tree is amazing.

9. I can't get down!

10. Please help me to climb down this tree.

2. Kinds of Sentences + Punctuation

Directions: Identify and label each sentence as declarative, interrogative, imperative, or exclamatory. Write the correct punctuation mark after each sentence.

Example: The blue water in Greece is beautiful declarative, period .

1. This summer, my family will travel to Greece

2. I am so excited

3. Do you know where Greece is

4. Greece is home to many archaeological monuments

5. You should read Greek mythology 6. Greek mythology is full of adventures and legends

7. Hercules, Achilles, and Perseus are all heroes found in Greek mythology

8. Reading mythology will get you excited about traveling

9. Would you enjoy a trip to Greece

10. Come with us

1. Kinds of Sentences: Answers

1. interrogative

2. declarative

3. imperative * Note that even when you say please, this is still an imperative sentence. You may be commanding someone politely, but you are still commanding them.

4. exclamatory

5. declarative

6. interrogative

7. declarative

8. declarative

9. exclamatory

10. imperative

2. Kinds of Sentences + Punctuation: Answers

1. statement, period .

2. exclamatory, exclamation mark !

3. interrogative, question mark ?

4. statement, period .

5. statement, period . * This is not a command. It would be a command if it said, Read Greek mythology.

6. statement, period .

7. statement, period .

8. statement, period .

9. interrogative, question mark ?

10. imperative, period . OR exclamation mark !
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