sentence and its types with examples and explanations

Before starting let’s have a look at what we are going to study. We will learn about sentence and its types. The points are very clear and easy.

  • Sentences
  • Types of sentences
  • Explanation
  • Examples


A sentence is a combination of words to convey or give a statement, ask questions, order or command etc.

Like: He is a boy.

Explanation: Here “He is a boy” Shows or declares that person is a boy.

Sentence and its types.

There are four types of sentences.

  • Declarative sentence
  • Imperative sentence
  • Interrogative sentence
  • Exclamatory sentence

Declarative sentence

This type of sentences is used to show statement, plan or to express an opinion.

Declaring peace


I want to be a teacher. (plan)

He is cute. (opinion)

He is injured. (statement)

Imperative sentence

Is used to show command, demand or request.


Please stand up. (request)

Kevin, close the door. (command)

Interrogative sentence

Is used to ask. And at the end of interrogative sentences, the symbol (?) is used. Interrogative sentences start with who, what, where, when, why, how, or do etc.


Who is he?

What is this?

How are you?


In the above all the sentences we have asked or have a demand to give us information about something.

Exclamatory sentence

Is used to show great emotions. The exclamatory sentences end with the exclamation mark(!).

Like: Anger, excitement, surprise, happiness, joy etc.

man yelling


Wow, we won the game! (surprise)

Hey you! (anger)

Shut up! (anger)

He got an A on his report card! (joy)

The tornado is coming! (danger)

Watch out! (danger)


That was the sentence and its types but it is not finished yet. Did you know we can use the word “sentence” as a verb as well?

Sentence as verb

To declare the punishment for any crime committed

Like: The criminal got sentenced for the lifetime.

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