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Four Types of Sentences and the Effect of Punctuation

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Transcript of Four Types of Sentences and the Effect of Punctuation

There are only three punctuation marks with which to end a sentence:


PUNCTUATION
DECLARATIVE
EXAMPLES
$1.25
Monday, September 19, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
4 types of sentences in the English Language
Grammar Lesson Gazette
A
declarative
sentence simply makes a statement or expresses an opinion. In other words, it makes a declaration. This kind of sentence ends with a period.
An
imperative
sentence gives a command or makes a request. It usually ends with a period but can, under certain circumstances, end with an exclamation point.
An
interrogative
sentence asks a question. This type of sentence often begins with who, what, where, when, why, how, or do, and it ends with a question mark.
An
exclamatory
sentence is a sentence that expresses great emotion such as excitement, surprise, happiness and anger, and ends with an exclamation point.
“I want to be a good writer.”
(
makes a statement
)

“My friend is a really good writer.”
(
expresses an opinion
)
INTERROGATIVE
EXAMPLES
“When are you going to turn in your writing assignment?”
(
Asks a question
)

“Do you know what the weather will be tomorrow?”
(
Asks a question
)
EXCLAMATORY
EXAMPLES
“It is too dangerous to climb that mountain!”
(
Expresses great emotion
)

“I got an A on my book report!”
(
Expresses great emotion
)
IMPERATIVE
EXAMPLES
“Please sit down.”
(
Makes a request
)

“I need you to sit down now!”
(
Gives a command
)
Using different types of sentences and punctuation, authors can vary the tone of their writing and express a variety of thoughts and emotions.
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