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There are four types of sentences. Each type of sentence is used for a different purpose. Statements (declarative sentences): express an idea. They end with a full stop (a period). Statements are the most common type of sentence. Questions (interrogative sentences): ask for information. They end with a question mark (?). Commands (imperative sentence): used to give instruction. They usually end with a full stop (period) but can also end with an exclamation mark (!). Exclamations (exclamatory sentence): express strong emotion. They end with an exclamation mark (!). Browse our collection of sentence type worksheets.

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Statement or Question Sort

Cut and paste to show whether the sentences are statements or questions.

Building Statements & Questions (2)

Use the sentence parts to build statements and questions.

Building Statements & Questions (1)

Use the sentence parts to build statements and questions.

Full Stop, Question Mark or Exclamation Mark?

Work out whether each sentence is a statement, a question, or an exclamation. Add in the correct punctuation.

Full Stop or Question Mark?

Each sentence is missing either a full stop or a question mark. Add the correct punctuation.

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Writing Independent Clauses: Complex Sentences (1)

Create complex sentences by adding an independent clause to each dependent clause.