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.

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.