Sentence Types – Declarative
A writing tutor for 5th grader can explain the four four types of
sentence type or sentence function:
Each has a different function a and is recognizable in different ways.
Learning Objective: To understand what a declarative sentence is, to
recognise them and to understand their function.
A declarative sentence is a sentence that states something, usually a
piece of information. They can be in the form of a simple, complex,
compound or compound-complex sentence.
Adam is very good at playing guitar.
This sentence is a declarative because it states something. It states the fact
that Adam is good at playing guitar.
How to spot them
Declarative sentences are the basic sentence. They start with a capital
letter and end in a full stop. They can be any length though as long as they
are conveying information.
1. Simple declarative sentence
Lucy likes eating apples.
2. Compound declarative sentence
Adam likes playing football and watching basketball.
3. Complex declarative sentence
Joe wanted to go outside because it was snowing.
4. Compound-complex declarative sentence
Alice eats vegetables but she doesn’t like peas because they taste funny.