What Is a Declarative Sentence (with Examples)

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What Is a Declarative Sentence (with Examples)

A declarative sentence states a fact or an argument and ends with a
full stop () / period ().

Declarative sentences are by far the most common type of sentence.

Examples of Declarative Sentences

Here are some examples of declarative sentences:
  • There are five million people at risk.
  • London is the capital of England.
  • I am no wine connoisseur, but I know what I like.
  • She asked whether I liked her dress.
  • (Although this is an indirect question, it is still a statement and, therefore, a declarative sentence.)

Other Sentence Types

Here are some examples of other sentence types:

Imperative Sentence
An imperative sentence is a command or a polite request. It ends with an exclamation mark (!) or a full stop / period. For example:
  • Fetch my umbrella!
  • Please bring my umbrella.
Interrogative Sentence
An interrogative sentence asks a question. It ends with a question mark (?). For example:
  • Can you find my umbrella?
Exclamatory Sentence
An exclamatory sentence expresses excitement or emotion. It ends with an exclamation mark (!). For example:
  • You've broken my umbrella!
 
 


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