Four types of sentences

1) A declarative sentence: these sentences tell you about something. They are statements and end in a full stop.

My house is blue and white.


2) An interrogative sentence: these sentences ask a question and end with a question mark.

What's your name?


3) An imperative sentence: these sentences are commands. They end either with a full stop or exclamation mark.

Hand in the project by Friday.

Watch out for the cyclist!


4) An exclamatory sentence: these sentences show surprise or strong feeling and end with an exclamation mark. They always start with the words ‘what’ or ‘how’.

What a fun day we had!

How clever the girl is!


In this lesson, we're going to have a look at interrogative sentences.

Here's an example of the type of question you will be asked:

In which of these sentences would you place a question mark?

a) How old are you.

b) The window was filthy.


The answer is a) How old are you?