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The classification of a sentence is designated by their function (i.e. what they do). The four classifications of sentence structure include exclamatory, declarative, imperative, and interrogative. 


How to Understand the Different Forms of Sentences

The classification of a sentence is designated by their function (i.e. what they do). The four classifications of sentence structure are offered below.

1.     Exclamatory – express a strong emotion (think exclamation point).

2.     Declarative – making a statement (think of the word ‘declare’).

3.     Imperative – giving a command (think of the word ‘important’).

4.     Interrogative – asking a question (think of a question mark or the word ‘interrogate’).

See below for examples of each.

Exclamatory

a.     There were 15 voicemails when I got home from work!

b.     Don’t speak to me like that!

Declarative

a.     I like to write letters the old-fashioned way.

b.     For dinner we’re having pasta.

Imperative

a.     Turn off the lights when you leave room.

b.     Make sure to log off of the computer when you’re finished.

Interrogative

a.  Did dad call you back after you left a message?

b.     What questions are required for tonight’s homework?

Sentence Form Practice 1