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!