Types of Sentences

A sentence can be written in different ways to convey different meanings. On the basis of the way a sentence is written, there are four different types of sentences:

1. Declarative Sentence

A declarative sentence states a fact or gives us information. It ends with a full stop.


  • My father works in Mumbai.
  • Kavita switched on the television.
  • She did not do well in the test.
  • Grey clouds cover the sky.

2. Imperative Sentence

An imperative sentence is one that expresses a command, a request, advice or a suggestion.


  • Do not tell a lie.
  • Don’t talk so loudly.
  • Let us go for a walk.
  • Keep silent in the library.

3. Interrogative Sentence

An interrogative sentence is one that asks a question. It ends only with the question mark (?)


  • Why are you so late?
  • Did you clean up the cupboard?
  • Which is your house?
  • Where is your school?

4. Exclamatory Sentence

An exclamatory sentence is one that shows surprise, joy, sorrow or happiness. These sentences end with an exclamation mark (!).


  • What a lovely flower it is!
  • Hurrah! We have won the match.
  • What a beautiful day it is!
  • What a marvelous sight!

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