Types of Sentences Declarative.and Interrogative? -Also Known As- Statements. andQuestions? By: Sydnie (McLendon) Bill ELEM 3250
Declarative Sentences: “I declare war.”- This card game helps us find the meaning of “declare.” When you say those words as the player, it means you are going to lay down your cards. Like in the game, declarative is just simply a statement of what is happening, has happened, or what will happen. Declarative Sentences are sentences in the form of a statement.
They end in a period(.)
They state a fact.
Interrogative Sentences Interrogative Sentences are questions. They end in a question mark(?). They ask a question. If you were a detective, you would interrogate criminals. This means you would ask them a lot of questions. This will help us remember Interrogative Sentences ask a question, just like detectives.
D E C L A R A T I V E Let’s shuffle our deck, and find some Declarative Sentences! *Hannah Montana sings a lot of songs. (Declarative sentences state facts.) *Jordan went to the store, and bought a candy bar. (Declarative sentences tell what has happened.) *It is raining, so we will not go outside to play. (Declarative sentences tell what is happening.)
Tomorrow we will plant our seeds, and watch them grow.
(Declarative sentences tell what will happen.) S E N T E N C E S
Now, let’s be DECTECTIVES, and check out some clues to finding Interrogative Sentences!
How would you like your sandwich sliced?
(Interrogative sentences are “how” sentences.) *Why did you leave your books on the floor? (Interrogative sentences are “why” sentences.) *Which way did the dog run? (Interrogative sentences are “which” sentences.) *Where are my glasses? (Interrogative sentences are “where” sentences.) *What happened at the end of the book? (Interrogative sentences are “what” sentences.) *Who wants to go get ice cream? (Interrogative sentences are “who” sentences.) *When are we going to the park? (Interrogative sentences are “when” sentences.)
Which type of sentence makes a statement? A. Imperative B. Interrogative C. Declarative
Identify the type of sentence: “How many tulip bulbs will we plant outside?” A. Declarative B. Interrogative C. Exclamatory
Let’s Review! Declarative Sentences are statements, and always end in a period. Remember our card game “I declare war.” Interrogative Sentencesask a question, and always end in a question mark. Remember, we are detectives “interrogating” our suspect.