Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Produce and Expand Different Types of Sentences: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.J

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Example Question #1 : Produce And Expand Different Types Of Sentences: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.J

Select the type of sentence that is below:

Will you go get the mail from the mailbox? 

Possible Answers:

Declarative

Exclamatory

Imperative

Interrogative

Correct answer:

Interrogative

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:

Will you go get the mail from the mailbox? 

This sentence ends in a question mark; thus, this sentence is an interrogative sentence.  

Example Question #2 : Produce And Expand Different Types Of Sentences: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.1.J

Select the type of sentence that is below:

Take the dog outside. 

Possible Answers:

Imperative

Exclamatory

Interrogative

 

 

Declarative

Correct answer:

Imperative

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:

Take the dog outside. 

The sentence ends in a period, so the answer can't be "exclamatory" and "interrogative". This sentence is telling someone to do something, take out the dog; thus, the correct answer is imperative. 

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