The Imperative Sentence
About the The Imperative Sentence Lesson
This is a review lesson about imperative sentences and other sentence types.
• to provide brief definitions and examples of the four sentence types;
• to show students how to change sentences into imperative sentences;
• to show students how to distinguish between imperative and declarative sentences.
There are four types of sentences:
1. Declarative sentences or Statements tell us something or state a fact.
? The game of Monopoly was invented in the 1930?s.
2. Interrogative sentences ask a question.
? Do you enjoy playing Monopoly?
3. Exclamatory sentences express strong emotion.
? I own Park Place and Boardwalk!
4. Imperative sentences are the commanding sentence. They give a command.
? Pay the rent now.
Imperative sentences can sometimes be a little confusing. You have learned that a sentence must have a subject and a verb. In imperative sentences the subject is often invisible! Let?s look at some examples: