Types of Sentences

Sentences can be classified according to their functions. There are four sentence functions in English: declarative, exclamatory, interrogative and imperative.


Declarative sentences state an idea. They end with a full stop.

Examples are:


Exclamatory sentences express strong emotions. They end with an exclamation mark. Examples are:


Interrogative sentences ask a question. They end with a question mark.

Examples are:


Imperative sentences give orders or directions. They end with a period or an exclamation mark.

Examples are:

An imperative sentence usually has no expressed subject (though you is understood as its subject).

Sections in this article

Sentence agreement
Sentence agreement: plural subjects
Sentence agreement: collective nouns
Sentence agreement: indefinite pronouns

See also

Common mistakes in the use of nouns
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 1
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 2
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 3

More CBSE English Grammar worksheets

Passive voice worksheet | Simple past tense
Passive voice worksheet | Past continuous tense
Passive voice worksheet | Simple future tense
Passive voice worksheet | Future perfect tense


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