TYPES OF SENTENCES
•A declarative sentence is a sentence that makes a
statement or expresses an opinion. Use a period at
the end of these sentences.
•Ex. Beaches are the best vacation spots.
• An interrogative sentence is a sentence
that asks a question and ends in a
•Ex.What did you get for Christmas?
• An exclamatory sentence is a sentence
that expresses strong feeling and ends
with an exclamation mark
Ex. Those puppies are so cute!
• An imperative sentence gives a command
or request . Use a exclamation mark after
an imperative sentence that contains strong
emotion, but a period after one that contains
Ex. Stop running in the house!
• A simple sentence has one independent
Ex. Josh likes video games.
• A compound sentence has two independent
clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction,
conjunctive adverb, or semicolon alone.
•Ex. Amy could go outside, but she had to
bring an umbrella.
•A complex sentence has one dependent
clause joined to an independent clause
•Ex. Even thoughTony wanted to go to the
movies,Vick wanted to go to the park.
•A compound-complex sentence is when a
sentence has two independent clauses
joined to one or more dependent clauses.
•Ex. I want to go to Six Flags withVanessa,
but since she’s sick, I’ll have to go by myself.