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Kinds of Sentences

Concept: Declarative Sentences

Definition:

  • A declarative sentence is one of the four sentence types that helps to communicate information directly.
  • Examples:

    1. I wish to be a professional singer. (Statement is made)
    2. My sister is a really good singer. (an opinion)
    3. I study at Orchids the International School.(An information)
    4. Indira Gandhi was the first woman prime minister of India.(A fact)
  • It makes a statement, gives an explanation, conveys information, and ends with a full stop.
  • It lets the reader know something exact.
  • Declarative sentences can be negative or positive.

Examples:

Positive Negative
I like tea. I do not like tea.
We watched a movie last night. We did not watch a movie last night.

Types of Declarative Sentences

There are two types of declarative sentences.

Types of Declarative Sentences

Simple declarative sentence: This kind of sentence consists of a subject and a predicate. This type of sentence makes use of one verb.

Examples:

  1. My cat is sick.
  2. It is a sunny day.
  3. Siddharth is a smart boy.

Compound declarative sentence: A compound declarative sentence connects two related sentences with a conjunction.

This type of sentence makes use of at least two verbs and two subjects.

Examples:

  1. He wanted to play, but his mother did not allow him.
  2. Lakshmi loves pizza, and Ajay likes burgers.
  3. It had rained for a week; the city was flooded.

Did You Know?

Did You Know Declarative Sentences

Common Mistakes

  1. Declarative sentences require a noun that performs the action, a verb, and the object of the sentence. The sentence ends with a full stop.
    When writing a sentence, follow the correct order. The subject is followed by the verb and then the object. However, an object is not necessarily always present.

    Example:

    Common Mistake_ Declarative Sentences
  2. Ending declarative sentences with an exclamation or a question mark.

    Examples:

    She is sleeping.

    It is snowing heavily.

    It is getting hotter day by day.

    She is sleeping?

    It is snowing heavily!

    It is getting hotter day by day?

  3. A declarative sentence only conveys information and doesn’t make requests or express any emotions, or provide a command.
    Imperative sentences (used to make a command or a request) also end with a full stop but do not confuse it with declarative statements.

    Examples:

    Declarative Sentences

    I want you to switch off the AC.

    I want to use that spoon.

    Imperative Sentences

    Please switch off the AC. (Request)

    Pass the spoon. (Command)

    Complete your project. (Command)

  4. Place the subject before the verb.

    Examples:

    He is feeling sad.

    They are preparing for the journey.

    Teacher is teaching the students.

    They are playing basketball.

  5. If the verb is placed before the subject, then the statements become interrogative, not declarative.

    Examples:

    1. Common Mistake_ Declarative Sentences
    2. Did you have tea?
    3. Was the movie good?
Mindmap for Declarative Sentences
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