Words are combined to form sentences. At a minimum every sentence must contain a noun (or pronoun) and a verb.
Kinds of Sentences
There are four types of sentences – each type has a function and specific use.
- Function: TELLS
- Use: makes a statement, gives information
- Ends with a period
- Examples: I like to eat my vegetables. Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah.
- Function: ASKS
- Use: asks a question
- Ends with question mark
- Examples: Where are you going? Why do I need to take a bath?
- Function: EXCLAIMS
- Use: expresses strong feelings
- Ends with an exclamation point
- Examples: We won the baseball game! The building is on fire!
Types of Sentences Worksheet
|This fun worksheet is ideal for a child in an early elementary grade, e.g., first or second grade. It offers short funny sentences to help a child work on determining the type of sentences and then selecting the appropriate punctuation. We offer a short explanation as to when to use the three choices of punctuation: period, exclamation point and question mark. We also animated them to make it entertaining for a child. Click here for a PDF of this type of sentences worksheet.|
Source: Rachel Carson Elementary School (2011 – 2012)