Kinds of Sentences

1. Declarative - A declarative sentence makes a statement. A declarative sentence ends with a period.

2. Imperative – An imperative sentence gives a command.

3. Interrogative – An interrogative sentence asks a question. An interrogative sentence ends with a question mark.

4. Exclamatory - An exclamatory sentence shows strong feeling. An exclamatory sentence ends with an exclamation mark.

Directions: Identify each type of sentence. Write a “D” if it is declarative, “IMP” if it is imperative, “INT” if it is interrogative, and “E” if it is exclamatory.

1. Why do you believe that?
2. I want to know why you believe that.
3. Please accept my apology.
4. Your face is frightening the baby!
5. My shoe is on fire!
6. When did you first notice that your shoe was on fire?
7. My doctor told me to take these vitamins.
8. Ask Doris for the recipe.
9. Did you solve the puzzle yet?
10. Ann, hand me your coat.
11. It’s hard to believe that this paper is made from wood.
12. There are more apples in the refrigerator.
13. We’re on the wrong planet!
14. Will Patricia pause to place poached pickles on Paula’s pretty plate?
15. I would send her a gift if I were you.
16. Send her a nice gift.


  1. Interrogative
  2. Declarative (or imperative)
  3. Imperative
  4. Exclamatory
  5. Exclamatory
  6. Interrogative
  7. Declarative
  8. Imperative
  9. Interrogative
  10. Imperative
  11. Declarative
  12. Declarative
  13. Exclamatory
  14. Interrogative
  15. Declarative
  16. Imperative

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