DEFINITION: A group of words which makes complete sense, is called
When we speak or write we use words. We generally use these words in groups; as,
Little Jack Homer sat in a corner.
KINDS OF SENTENCES
Sentences are of four kinds:
(1) Those which make statements or assertions; as,
- Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
(2) Those which ask questions; as
- Where do you live?
(3) Those which express commands, requests, or entreaties; as,
- Be quiet.
- Have mercy upon us.
(4) Those which express strong feelings; as,
- How cold the night is!
- What a shame!
A sentence that makes a statement or assertion is called a Declarative or Assertive sentence.
A sentence that asks a question is called an Interrogative sentence.
A sentence that expresses a command or an entreaty is called an Imperative sentence.
A sentence that expresses strong feeling is called an Exclamatory sentence.