An imperative sentence gives a direct command. It can end in a full stop or an exclamation mark, depending on the forcefulness of the command.
The main verb in an imperative sentence is said to be in the imperative mood.
Examples of Imperative SentencesHere are some examples of imperative sentences:
A Period (Full Stop) or Exclamation Mark with an Imperative Sentence?If the command is forceful, use an exclamation mark. For example:
Read more about exclamation marks.
Other Sentence TypesHere are some examples of other sentence types:
A declarative sentence states a fact or an argument and ends with a
full stop () / period (). For example:
An interrogative sentence asks a question. It ends with a question mark (?). For example:
An exclamatory sentence expresses excitement or emotion. It ends with an exclamation mark (!). For example:
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