Showing posts with label Sentence Function. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sentence Function. Show all posts

Sentence Function

Declarative sentence (statements)

Definition & Usage
This makes point and has complete though. It ends with a full stop.

1. He is pruning the rose bush.

2. I am getting married.

3. He enjoy skiing.

Interrogative Sentence (questions)

Definition & Usage
This asks a question and ends with a question mark.

1. Has he pruned the rose bush?

2. When are you getting married?

3. Does he like skiing?

Imperative Sentence (directives, commands, requests)

Definition & Usage
This makes a request and ends with a full stop or an exclamation mark.

1. Prune the rose bush.

2. Tell me now!

3. Bring me those skis.

Exclamative Sentence (interjections, exclamations)

Definition & Usage
This expresses a strong feeling such as surprise, joy, pain, anger, etc. and ends with an exclamation mark.

1. Ouch! What a prickly rose bush!

2. Hey! That's just next month!

3. Wow! These skis are heavy!


Definition & Usage
These are strong feelings such as suprise, joy, pain, horror or anxiety. They are normally exclamation marks.

1. ah - Ah! This is the life!

2. alas - Alas! We are too late!

3. hello - Hello! How's life?

4. hey - Hey! That's my car!

5. hurray - Hurray! It's holiday-time!

6. oh - Oh! I've dropped it.

7. ouch - Ouch! It nipped me!

8. ugh - Ugh! What a horrible sight!



Simple sentence

Definition & Usage
This contains one subject and one finite verb (verb with tense).

1. This is my boyfriend.

2. He designed this house.

3. We played tennis yesterday.

Compound sentence

Definition & Usage
This contains two or more simple sentences joined together by conjunctions or punctuations.

1. We were out, so he come back later.

2. You are tanned but I am fair.

3. I enjoy listening to music, collecting key-rings and watching good movies.

Complex sentence

Definition & Usage
This contains a main clause and one or more sub-ordinate clauses. The subordinate clausess are usually introduced by words like 'who', 'which', 'that', 'if'. 'when', 'although'.

1. The boy who waved to us is my brother.

2. She will inform us when she is ready.

3. I will be there if I do not have any other plans.


Common Words Learning

1. Lend a hand
2. Get in touch with
3. Above all
4. Thanks to

1. I can't carry all these books by myself, can you lend me a hand?

2. After graduation, everyone exchanged their e-mail addresses so they can get in touch with each other.

3. She is friendly, generous, and above all, good looking.

4. I was able to solve this math problem, thanks to my math professor, who gave me a hint.