Kinds of Sentences
Declarative Sentences for Class 3 English
Want to make a statement? Then you must use declarative sentences. Students will know the declarative sentence definition as it will help them create the different types of declarative sentences.
In this learning concept, the students will learn:
- The types of declarative sentences with examples.
- The use of declaration in a sentence.
- The use of declarative statements with examples.
Every concept that has been detailed upon have illustrations, examples and charts for quick understanding. Students can find the dual declarative sentence worksheet at the end of the page to evaluate their understanding of the topic. Avail the solutions for the declarative sentence worksheet are available in PDF format.
Declarative Sentence Definition:
- A declarative sentence is one of the four sentence types that helps to communicate information directly.
- I wish to be a professional singer. (Statement is made)
- My sister is a really good singer. (an opinion)
- I study at Orchids the International School.(An information)
- Indira Gandhi was the first woman prime minister of India.(A fact)
|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.
Simple declarative sentence: This kind of sentence consists of a subject and a predicate. This type of sentence makes use of one verb.
- My cat is sick.
- It is a sunny day.
- 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.
- He wanted to play, but his mother did not allow him.
- Lakshmi loves pizza, and Ajay likes burgers.
- It had rained for a week; the city was flooded.
Did You Know?
- 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.
- Ending declarative sentences with an exclamation or a question mark.
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?
- 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.
I want you to switch off the AC.
I want to use that spoon.
Please switch off the AC. (Request)
Pass the spoon. (Command)
Complete your project. (Command)
- Place the subject before the verb.
He is feeling sad.
They are preparing for the journey.
Teacher is teaching the students.
They are playing basketball.
- If the verb is placed before the subject, then the statements become interrogative, not declarative.
- Did you have tea?
- Was the movie good?