The Meaning of Sentence and Its Different Kinds
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The Meaning of Sentence and Its Different Kinds

The meaning of Sentence and Its different kinds is hard to distinguish. To easily understand how sentences are constructed, this article was written so readers would be guided.

 The Sentence and Its Kinds

A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. A sentence begins with a capital letter.


Lightning flashed in the sky.

The alert ranger spotted fire.

A group of words that does not express a complete thought is called a sentence fragment. A fragment is not a sentence.

Sentence Fragments

Flashed in the sky.

The alert ranger.

During the storm.

When the tree fell.

Soaked by rain.

Thunder in the distance.

Guided Practice


Which groups of words are sentences? Which group of words are sentence fragments?

Example: The dark, cloudy, sky. Ans: sentence fragment

1. A storm was coming.

2. Behind the pine tree.

3. After the lightning.

4. The wind broke several branches.

5. Surprised by a loud noise.

6. Luckily, the term ended quickly.

B. For each pair, write the group of words that is a sentence.

Example: Heard the weather report.

A tornado was predicted.

Ans: A tornado was predicted.

1. Tornadoes are dangerous.

Winds of high speed.

2. They sound like a freight train.

After the hottest part of the day.

3. Often in the Midwest

They spin like tops.

4. Suddenly, whirling clouds.

We saw a cloud shaped like a funnel.

5. Scooped up trees and houses.

Many buildings were leveled.


A declarative sentence tells something. It ends with a period

Desserts are dry.

An interrogative sentee asks something. It ends with a question mark.

Do you like desserts?

An imperative sentence gives an order. It ends with a period.

Always carry water.

An exclamatory sentence expresses strong feeling. It ends with an exclamation point.

How hot it was!

It was so hot!

Guided Practice

Identify each sentence as declarative, interrogative or exclamatory. Which end punctuation would you use?

Example: Desert winds blow the sand into mounds Ans: declarative, period

1. Are these mounds called sand dunes

2. This is a terrible sandstorm

3. Do sand dunes always stay in the same place

4. Try to protect your eyes from the dust

5. How thick the dust is


• A declarative sentence tells something and ends it with a period.

• An interrogative sentence asks something and ends with a question mark.

• An imperative sentence gives an order and ends with a period.

• An exclamatory sentence expresses strong feeling and ends with an exclamation point.

If you need help regarding different kinds of nound and how to identify it, you can see another article given in the link below:

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Comments (6)

Interesting article... It's good to start with the basics.

Very interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

another great primer

Thank you guys.

Well done Jerome.

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