What Is A Sentence?

A sentence is a group of words that makes complete sense. In English a sentence always contains a subject and a verb. The subject has to be a noun or pronoun. Examples are: Ram, boy, bird, sun, child, we, people etc. Verbs are action words. They indicate an action of some sort. Examples are: read, write, sing, dance, wait, work, fly, blow, run, jump, rise etc.

Read the following sentences.

  • Birds fly.
  • Wind blows.
  • Sun rises.
  • Flowers bloom.
  • Children play.

An English sentence always begins with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, a question mark or an exclamation mark.

In imperative sentences, the subject is not usually expressed. These sentences are used to express ideas such as instructions, orders or requests. Take a look at the imperative sentences given below.

  • Help!
  • Come!
  • Wait!
  • Stop!
  • Look!

Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I am Manjusha. This is my blog where I give English grammar lessons and worksheets.

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