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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:
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.
An interrogative sentence
asks a question. It ends with a question mark (?). For example:
- Can you find my umbrella?
An exclamatory sentence
expresses excitement or emotion. It ends with an exclamation mark (!). For example:
- You've broken my umbrella!
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