Kinds of Sentences Outline Notes What are the 4 kinds of sentences?



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Kinds of Sentences

Outline Notes


What are the 4 kinds of sentences?

  • Declarative

  • Interrogative

  • Imperative

  • Exclamatory


What is a declarative sentence?

  • A declarative sentence expresses a statement. It ends with a period.




  • Example:

A successful inventor must use both knowledge and creativity.
What is an interrogative sentence?

  • An interrogative sentence asks a question. It ends with a question mark.

  • Example:

Who invented the telephone?
What is an imperative sentence?

  • An imperative sentence tells or asks someone to do something. It usually ends with a period but may end with an exclamation point.

  • Example:

Name the inventor of the telegraph. Answer the question and win $1,000!
What is an exclamatory sentence?

  • An exclamatory sentence shows strong feeling. It always ends with an exclamation point.

  • Example:

I’m so glad someone invented the computer!

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Kinds of Sentences

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What is an imperative sentence?

What punctuation does it use?

Example:
What is an exclamatory sentence?

What punctuation does it use?

Example:
What is an interrogative sentence?

What punctuation does it use?

Example:
What is a declarative sentence?

What punctuation does it use?

Example:

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Kinds of Sentences

Practice Exercises


I. Identifying Kinds of Sentences

On the line, identify each sentence below by writing D for declarative, INT for interrogative, IMP for imperative, or E for exclamatory. Add the proper punctuation mark at the end of each sentence.


1. Alexander Graham Bell was an American inventor ________

2. Did you know he invented the telephone in 1876 ________

3. What a useful invention that was ________

4. Try to name another American inventor ________

5. Have you ever heard of Garrett A. Morgan ________

6. He was the inventor of the traffic light ________

7. Imagine the traffic problems we’d have without it ________

8. Matthias Baldwin built a locomotive called Old Ironsides ________

9. Find out what else Baldwin invented ________

10. William Seward Burroughs developed the first recording adding machine ________

11. Do you enjoy photography ________

12. Be thankful that George Eastman invented the film for your camera ________

13. How easy it is to take pictures today ________

14. Think of an invention that could make life easier ________

15. Would you like to be an inventor someday ________

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II. Using Different Kinds of Sentences

Add the correct end punctuation to each of these sentences. Then rewrite the sentences according to the instructions in parentheses. You may have to add or delete words and change word order.


EXAMPLE Did Thomas Edison make the first light bulb?

(Change to a declarative sentence.)

Thomas Edison made the first light bulb.
1. How useful the invention of the light bulb was

(Change to a declarative sentence.)

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2. Thomas Edison was born in 1847

(Change to an interrogative sentence.)

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3. Will you tell me what Edison’s first job was

(Change to an imperative sentence.)

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4. Edison was a creative thinker

(Change to an exclamatory sentence.)

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5. What a tremendous effect Edison’s inventions have had on the world

(Change to a declarative sentence.)

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6. Was Edison the inventor of the phonograph too

(Change to a declarative sentence.)

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7. Edison’s laboratory was in New Jersey

(Change to an interrogative sentence.)



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