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The Four Kinds of Sentences. Let’s start with the Declarative Sentence. A declarative sentence tells something, it makes a statement . It ends with a period. John and Stephanie whisper about the surprise party for Tyra. This sentence TELLS about John and Stephanie.

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let s start with the declarative sentence
Let’s start with the Declarative Sentence.

A declarative sentence tells something, it makes a statement. It ends with a period.

.

John and Stephanie whisper about the surprise party for Tyra.

This sentence TELLS about John and Stephanie.

It ends in a period.

let s start with the declarative sentence1
Let’s start with the Declarative Sentence.

A declarative sentence tells something, it makes a statement. It ends with a period.

How clever of James to come up with such a unique rescue plan.

This sentence TELLS someone’s opinion about James’ rescue plan.

Again, it ends in a period.

now let s talk about the interrogative sentence
Now let’s talk about the Interrogative Sentence.

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

?

Would you like some cookies?

Notice how it ends with a question mark.

This sentence ASKS if you want cookies.

the imperative sentence
The Imperative Sentence.

An imperative sentence gives an order/command or makes a request. It ends with a period OR an exclamation point.

. or !

Go walk the dog.

Notice how it ends with a period.

This sentence TELLS you to do something.

the imperative sentence1
The Imperative Sentence.

An imperative sentence gives an order/command or makes a request. It ends with a period OR an exclamation point.

Get out there and walk the dog!

Again, this sentence TELLS you to do something.

Notice how it ends with an exclamation point. This tells us the speaker REALLY wants the dog walked!

and last but not least the exclamatory sentence
And last, but not least, the Exclamatory Sentence.

An exclamatory sentence expresses strong feelings. It ends with an exclamation point.

!

My birthday party is tomorrow!

This sentence SHOWS you how excited the speaker is .

It does this by ending the sentence with an exclamation point.

and last but not least the exclamatory sentence1
And last, but not least, the Exclamatory Sentence.

An exclamatory sentence expresses strong feelings. It ends with an exclamation point.

Mom! Trevor’s chasing Amy with water balloons!

The sentence’s punctuation tells you how to read the sentence .

and last but not least the exclamatory sentence2
And last, but not least, the Exclamatory Sentence.

An exclamatory sentence expresses strong feelings. It ends with an exclamation point.

Get out there and walk the dog!

Coming back to this sentence, we notice that it is an imperative sentence that expresses strong feelings .

It does this by ending the sentence with an exclamation point. This sentence is BOTH imperative and exclamatory!

now it s your turn
Now it’s your turn!

Remember the four kinds of sentences and don’t forget that imperative sentences can end two ways!

what kind of sentence is this

What kind of sentence is this?

Are you going to the movies tonight?

what kind of sentence is this1

What kind of sentence is this?

What a great movie that was!

what kind of sentence is this2

What kind of sentence is this?

There are many different kinds of animals at the zoo.

what kind of sentence is this3

What kind of sentence is this?

“Open to Chapter 5 of your math book.”

what kind of sentence is this4

What kind of sentence is this?

Please pass the salt and pepper.

what kind of sentence is this5

What kind of sentence is this?

It is sunny outside.

what kind of sentence is this6

What kind of sentence is this?

Are you planning to travel during your vacation?

what kind of sentence is this7

What kind of sentence is this?

What a beautiful day!

what kind of sentence is this8

What kind of sentence is this?

Bring your hat and sunblock with you to the beach.

what kind of sentence is this10

What kind of sentence is this?

The student went to the store to buy some candy.

what kind of sentence is this11

What kind of sentence is this?

What is your favorite food?

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What kind of sentence is this?

Don’t forget to study for the test.

homework warriner s pages 7 8
Homework – Warriner’s pages 7-8
  • Classifying Sentences by Purpose page 7
  • Exercise A: Identify the purpose of each of the following sentences. On the line provided, write DEC if the sentences is declarative or IMP if it is imperative.

_____1. Turn your tests over now.

homework warriner s pages 7 81
Homework – Warriner’s pages 7-8
  • Classifying Sentences by Purpose page 7
  • Exercise A: Identify the purpose of each of the following sentences. On the line provided, write DEC if the sentences is declarative or IMP if it is imperative.

_IMP_1. Turn your tests over now.

homework warriner s pages 7 82
Homework – Warriner’s pages 7-8
  • Classifying Sentences by Purpose page 7
  • Exercise A: Identify the purpose of each of the following sentences. On the line provided, write DEC if the sentences is declarative or IMP if it is imperative.

_____2. Clouds were gathering in the sky.

homework warriner s pages 7 83
Homework – Warriner’s pages 7-8
  • Classifying Sentences by Purpose page 7
  • Exercise A: Identify the purpose of each of the following sentences. On the line provided, write DEC if the sentences is declarative or IMP if it is imperative.

_DEC_2. Clouds were gathering in the sky.

homework warriner s pages 7 84
Homework – Warriner’s pages 7-8
  • Classifying Sentences by Purpose page 8
  • Exercise B: Identify the purpose of each of the following sentences. On the line provided, write INT if the sentences is interrogative or EXC if it is exclamatory.

_____11. What a lucky coincidence this is!

homework warriner s pages 7 85
Homework – Warriner’s pages 7-8
  • Classifying Sentences by Purpose page 8
  • Exercise B: Identify the purpose of each of the following sentences. On the line provided, write INT if the sentences is interrogative or EXC if it is exclamatory.

_EXC_11. What a lucky coincidence this is!

homework warriner s pages 7 86
Homework – Warriner’s pages 7-8
  • Classifying Sentences by Purpose page 8
  • Exercise B: Identify the purpose of each of the following sentences. On the line provided, write INT if the sentences is interrogative or EXC if it is exclamatory.

_____12. Did you save me a seat?

homework warriner s pages 7 87
Homework – Warriner’s pages 7-8
  • Classifying Sentences by Purpose page 8
  • Exercise B: Identify the purpose of each of the following sentences. On the line provided, write INT if the sentences is interrogative or EXC if it is exclamatory.

_INT_12. Did you save me a seat?

classifying sentences activity
Classifying Sentences Activity
  • In groups of 4, each member will be designated as either Declarative, Imperative, Interrogative, or Exclamatory.
  • Your have 10 minutes to write a mini-play in which each member is a character; however, your characters can only speak in the sentences they have been given. Ex: Interrogative only speaks in questions.
  • Each character must speak at least twice and your play must have an obvious beginning, middle, and end.
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