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Sentences - Kinds of Sentences

    Dr. Otto

 

There are four kinds of sentences.

1. Declarative: A sentence which makes a statement – followed by a period.

Example: I like to use the Internet.

2. Interrogative: A sentence which asks a question – followed by a question mark.

Example: Do you use the Internet?

3. Imperative: A sentence which gives a command or request – followed by

anexclamation mark, question mark or a period.

Example: Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.

Example: Stop!

Example: Will you please stop that at once!

4. Exclamatory: A sentence which includes an interjection – usually followed by

An exclamation mark.

Example: Wow! I made this great discovery on the Internet!

Assignment

Underline the correct answer in the list of kinds of sentences.

1. The Internet makes courses available around the world.

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

2. What a wonderful opportunity for all nations!

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

3. Whenever I want to select a course, I first check the Internet.

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

4. Have you ever taken a course on the Internet?

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

5. Whatever you do, don’t take just any course on the Internet.

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

6. There are a number of business writing courses available on the Internet.

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

7. I recommend only business writing courses which include writing tutors.

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

8. Have you ever heard of online tutors?

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

9. Remember one thing about tutors; don’t pay too much for their services.

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

10.   Are you familiar with thinking and writing strategies for writing essays and reports?

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

11.  Did you ever ask for feedback on a report you have written?

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

12.  WOW! Was I pleased that I passed that course.

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

13.  If I had known that the course would be so difficult, I might not have taken it.

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

14.  Are you familiar with the business writing formats in Microsoft Word?

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

15.  That was a close call!

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

16.  Have you ever written a letter of reference for an employee?

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

17.  Always request feedback on a report before releasing it.

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

18.  There are many strategies that can be used to elaborate on a topic.

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

19.  When you write a lengthy e-mail, be sure to use paragraph breaks to separate your ideas.

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

20.  As Professor of Management, Peter Drucker has written books and articles on sound business practices.

Answer: Declarative

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

Answer Key

Kinds of Sentences

1, The Internet makes courses available around the world.

Answer: Declarative

2, What a wonderful opportunity for all nations!

Answer: Exclamatory

3, Whenever I want to select a course, I first check the Internet.

Answer: Declarative

4, Have you ever taken a course on the Internet?

Answer: Interrogative

5, Whatever you do, don’t take just any course on the Internet.

Answer: Imperative

6, There are a number of business writing courses available on the Internet.

Answer: Declarative

7, I recommend only business writing courses which include writing tutors.

Answer: Declarative

8, Have you ever heard of online tutors?

Answer: Interrogative

9, Remember one thing about tutors; don’t pay too much for their services.

Answer: Imperative

10, Are you familiar with thinking and writing strategies for writing essays and reports?

Answer: Interrogative

11, Did you ever ask for feedback on a report you have written?

Answer: Interrogative

12, WOW! Was I pleased that I passed that course.

Answer: Exclamatory

13, If I had known that the course would be so difficult, I might not have taken it.

Answer: Declarative

14, Are you familiar with the business writing formats in Microsoft Word?

Answer: Interrogative

15, That was a close call!

Answer: Exclamatory

16, Have you ever written a letter of reference for an employee?

Answer: Interrogative

17, Always request feedback on a report before releasing it.

Answer: Imperative

18, There are many strategies that can be used to elaborate on a topic.

Answer: Declarative

19, When you write a lengthy e-mail, be sure to use paragraph breaks to separate your ideas.

Answer: Imperative

20, As Professor of Management, Peter Drucker has written books and articles on sound business management practices.

Answer: Declarative