Four and a half types of sentence

Types of sentence

Statements

First, we'll look at the most common type of sentence we see in writing: the statement. Like this next snippet.

Next week I start fifth grade.

WonderR.J. PalacioSource

Next week I start fifth grade.

WonderR.J. PalacioSource

Next week I start fifth grade.

WonderR.J. PalacioSource

Statements are the building blocks of writing. A statement gives information. It could be a fact, an opinion, or even an outright lie; it doesn’t matter.

Here are some more examples of statements.

The captain was in the porch, keeping himself carefully out of the way of a treacherous shot, should any be intended.

Treasure IslandRobert Louis StevensonSource

Maybe I'm making too big a deal about birthday parties.

WonderR.J. PalacioSource

Simon Martin sprawled over the three chairs outside the staffroom door.

Flour BabiesAnne FineSource
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All the previous lessons in this series focussed on statements

Let's move onto the other sentence types.

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