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English Language Arts, Grade 4

There are four kinds of sentences. The first word in any sentence must be capitalized. A sentence has a subject and a verb that matches the subject. Declarative sentences give information. They declare, or make statements. They are the most common type of sentences. I’ll turn 14 in three weeks. Imperative sentences are commands or polite requests. They always begin with a verb or with the word please. This is the one sentence type in which the subject does not appear. The subject you is understood but not stated. Don’t talk with your mouth full of food. Exclamatory sentences show excitement or shouting. They end with an exclamation mark. These sentences are the least-often used because too many exclamation marks reduce their effectiveness. I can’t wait to go to the concert! Interrogative sentences are questions. They always end with a question mark. They generally start with a question word such as who, what, when, where, why, which, or how. They can also begin with a helping verb. Who are you talking to? What time is the party this Sunday? When are we going on vacation? Where did Doug put the remote control? Why did he ask her that? Which pair of boots do you want to wear? How is Grandma feeling? Is that your missing sock? (Is is the helping verb for missing.) Did Sam already eat lunch? (Did is the helping verb for eat.) The great white shark is the largest predatory fish in the world. Please pick up the floor. This is my favorite ride! 1 + - - + 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 M2 M2 C 1 GHI PQRS Kinds of Sentences Visit for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4070
Read each sentence. Add the ending punctuation mark. Then, identify the type of sentence. Use D for declarative, C for command/imperative, I for interrogative, and E for exclamatory. _____ 1. Who made the brownies for our bake sale ___ _____ 2. Stand under the arch ___ _____ 3. Derrick lost his shoe in the swamp ___ _____ 4. The deadline is July 31 ___ _____ 5. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth ___ _____ 6. Please build a fire ___ _____ 7. I can’t stand it anymore ___ _____ 8. Are the raspberries ready to pick ___ _____ 9. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year ___ _____ 10. Where should we set up the tent ___ _____ 11. Hurry up, Tracy ___ _____ 12. We bought Dad a grill for Father’s day ___ _____ 13. Eat this soup ___ _____ 14. That’s so gross ___ _____ 15. Will Tessa meet us at the dock ___ I ? Kinds of Sentences Visit for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4070