6th Grade Reading : Print Concepts

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for 6th Grade Reading

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Print Concepts

Select the type of sentence that is provided:

My aunt just won the lottery!

Possible Answers:

Imperative

 

Declarative

Interrogative

Exclamatory

Correct answer:

Exclamatory

Explanation:

Looking at our answer choices, there are four types of sentences:

  1. declarative sentence is a sentence that tells the reader about something, and it will always end with a period.
  2. An imperative sentence is a sentence that is a command, it tells someone to do something. This type of sentence will end in either a period or an exclamation point. 
  3. An interrogative sentence is a sentence that asks something, it's a question. This type of sentence will always end with a question mark.
  4. An exclamatory sentence is a sentence that shows excitement, surprise, or a strong emotion. This type of sentence will always end with an exclamation point.

Let's look at the sentence from the question:

My aunt just won the lottery!

This sentence ends in an exclamation point and shows excitement; thus, this sentence is an exclamatory sentence.  

Example Question #2 : Print Concepts

Select the type of sentence that is provided:

Last weekend my family went camping.

Possible Answers:

Imperative

Exclamatory

Interrogative

Declarative

Correct answer:

Declarative

Explanation:

Looking at our answer choices, there are four types of sentences:

  1. declarative sentence is a sentence that tells the reader about something, and it will always end with a period.
  2. An imperative sentence is a sentence that is a command, it tells someone to do something. This type of sentence will end in either a period or an exclamation point. 
  3. An interrogative sentence is a sentence that asks something, it's a question. This type of sentence will always end with a question mark.
  4. An exclamatory sentence is a sentence that shows excitement, surprise, or a strong emotion. This type of sentence will always end with an exclamation point.

Let's look at the sentence from the question:

When I got to school today, I realized that I had forgotten to complete all of my homework. 

This sentence is telling us something, it's telling us that a family went camping. A sentence that tells the reader about something is a declarative sentence. 

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