Lesson Plan - Get It!
This is a lesson about sentence types.
Learn the differences!
- Have you found all four sentence types in this lesson so far?
- What things are required in order to make a sentence?
As long as there is a minimum of a subject, verb, and complete idea, it's a sentence. But it gets increasingly complex from there (and compound, too)!
A subject tells who or what is the primary actor of the sentence. This is who or what the sentence is about.
A verb tells what the subject is doing or being.
The most basic, simple sentences can be made of two words:
As long as there is a simple subject, a verb, and it expresses a complete thought, it's a sentence.
There are four basic types of sentences. They are defined by purpose and differentiated by punctuation:
- simple statements that relay information
- punctuated with a period
Example: I want pizza for dinner.
- expressions of significant emotion like surprise, excitement, or anger
Example: Oh my goodness!
- command or instruction
- can end with a period or exclamation mark
Example: Do these dishes!
- a question statement
- punctuated with a question mark
Example: Could you pick me up at 6:30?
- Ready for a quick review?
- A sentence has to have a subject, a verb, and express a complete thought.
- There are four sentence types: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory.
- Each has its own purpose and punctuation rules.
Click through to the Got It? section to continue applying what you've learned about sentences.