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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:

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.


telling sentences examples
telling sentences examples

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.


asking sentences examples
asking sentences examples

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.
types of sentences chart
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