5 Kinds of Sentences with Examples – Know the Basics of Grammar

5 Kinds of Sentences with Examples is easy to understand. We have studied the types of sentences in the previous post. See, the kinds of sentences and types of sentences are two different things. So, don’t be confused in these terms.

The types of sentences are based on structure. On the contrary, the types of sentences are based on meaning. We’ll study kinds of sentences in this post. If you wish to know about the types of sentences, go back and study it. If already studied, stay with us.

Ok, let’s start it.

If we talked about the meaning-based division of sentences, there are 5 kinds of sentences.

  1. Declarative Sentence
  2. Interrogative Sentence
  3. Imperative Sentence
  4. Exclamatory Sentence
  5. Optative Sentence

Definitions of 5 Kinds of Sentences with Examples

Declarative Sentence

There is another name of these sentences i.e. assertive sentence. They express facts, actions and happenings. There are two kinds of a declarative sentence.

  1. Affirmative Sentence
  2. Negative Sentence

Assertive or declarative sentences end with a full stop.

  • He has completed his assignment. (Affirmative Sentence)
  • She has no car. (Negative Sentence)

Interrogative Sentence

These sentences are questions. There are two kinds of interrogative sentences –

  1. Single Interrogative
  2. Double Interrogative

Sigle Interrogative sentences start with an auxiliary verb. For instance –

  • Are you going to offer prayer?
  • Can he solve this problem?

And double interrogative sentences start with Wh. For instance –

  • Why are you so happy?
  • Where has your father been for so long?

All the interrogative sentences end with a question mark (?).

Imperative Sentence

These sentences express requests, command, suggestions etc. They are both positive and negative. Imperative sentences end with a full stop. For instance –

  • Come here. (Command/Suggestion)
  • Come here, please. (Request)
  • Don’t sit there. (Command/suggestion)

Exclamatory Sentence

These sentences express exclamations. They express sudden feelings and emotions like joy, sorrow, surprise, anger etc. Exclamatory sentences end with exclamation marks. For instance –

  • What a nice shirt it is!
  • Wow! This is a nice gift.
  • Hurrah! we have won the match.

Optative Sentence

This is the last kinds of sentences in topic 5 kinds of sentences with examples. These sentence express wishes, prayers, blessings and curses. Optative sentences end with an exclamation mark. For instance-

  • Good morning!
  • May you live long!
  • May you go to hell!
  • Happy birthday!

Now, solve the exercises of kinds of sentences for practice and more clarity.

Hope, 5 kinds of sentences with example was easy for you to understand. Study further topic. Wish you all the best.

12 thoughts on “5 Kinds of Sentences with Examples – Know the Basics of Grammar”

    • Optative Sentences are those which show the curse or wish of a person.
      Like – May you live long!
      this sentence shows a wish. see this sentence – May you go to hell!
      this sentence shows a curse. Both the sentences are Optative Sentence.


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