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Types of Sentences : Asking and Telling Sentence for Class 1 English

A sentence is a group of words that makes a statement, asks a question, or expresses a command, wish, or exclamation. In this concept, students will be taught about sentence definition, types of sentences, and their examples.
Students will also come across the following:

  • Definition of telling sentence and its examples.
  • Definition of asking sentence with its examples.

Every concept is taught to class 1 English students with the help of examples, illustrations, and concept maps. Once you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.

Download the asking and telling sentences worksheets for grade 1 pdf  and check your answers with the worksheet solutions provided in PDF format.

What is a Sentence?

  • A sentence contains a group of words that express a complete thought.
  • A sentence should be written in the proper order so that it can make sense.
  • Telling and asking sentences are the most common types of sentences.


Sentence 1: My pet loves to play with me.

The above sentence makes sense because the words are written in the proper order.

Sentence 2: Loves to me with my pet play

The sentence 2 does not make complete sense because it doesn’t express a complete idea. Therefore, the order of words matters.

The Types of Sentences:

1. Definition of Telling sentences:

  • A telling sentence is a simple sentence that begins with a capital letter and ends with a full stop.
  • A telling sentence tells a fact or statement or gives information about a person, animal, place, or thing.
  • These sentences are also known as declarative sentences.


Both the sentences start with capital letters and end with full stops.

2. Definition of Asking Sentences:

  • Sentences used to ask something are also called questions (asking sentence).
  • An asking sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a question mark (?).
  • It is a sentence that asks you a question about something or someone.
  • An asking question usually starts with an auxiliary verb such as ‘did’, ‘do’, ‘did’, etc. and wh-words like ‘what’, ‘why’, ‘whom’, ‘when’, ‘where’, ‘how’, etc.


The first sentence starts with a wh-word, and the second one starts with an auxiliary verb ‘did’.

Common Mistake:

1. Don’t use a question mark at the end of the simple sentence. The meaning of the sentence will become completely different.


  • tick mark He went to a picnic last week.
  • wrong He went to a picnic last week?

2. Never end an asking sentence with a full stop.


  • tick mark  When will you return from your trip?
  • wrong When will you return from your trip.


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