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Unit 1: Subjects, Predicates, and Sentences

Lesson 1

Kinds of Sentences: Declarative and Interrogative

A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. Different kinds of sentences have different purposes. A declarative sentence makes a statement. It begins with a capital letter and ends with a period. An interrogative sentence asks a question. It begins with a capital letter and ends with a question mark. My hobby is reading mystery books. (declarative) Have you read the latest Nancy Drew book? (interrogative)


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Exercise 1 Write in the blank dec. before each declarative sentence and int. before each interrogative sentence.


Have you ever played a mandolin?

dec. 1. Sleet and ice kept us housebound last weekend.

int. 2. Do you know how to word process?

int. 3. How much do these sweaters cost?

dec. 4. Those shelves smell like lemon oil.

int. 5. Do you think my hair is too long?

dec. 6. Tamara worked long hours to finish her painting.

int. 7. Are you going to Richard's party?

int. 8. Was the English test difficult?

dec. 9. Da-chun and his dad won the sack race.

dec. 10. I think blue is my favorite color.

dec. 11. The rusty hinges creaked as Grant opened the old door.

int. 12. Were you born in Montana, or did you move here?

int. 13. Could you help me with my homework tonight?

dec. 14. Jane wiped her hand across her forehead.

dec. 15. Clear expression is an art.

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dec. 16. Grandma is the computer games champion in our family. int. 17. Have you ever seen purple cotton candy? dec. 18. This year's starting quarterback is a math genius. int. 19. Who's going to bring the noisemakers? int. 20. Did the squirrels eat all the tulip bulbs?


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Exercise 2 Write dec. before each declarative sentence and int. before each interrogative sentence. Add correct punctuation and capitalization where needed.


the library has several good books on the subject.

int. 1. Have you met Nadine?

int. 2. will you help me with my home economics project?

dec. 3. Polly perched briefly on Aunt Kara's shoulder.

dec. 4. all the leaves had fallen from the tree within a day or two.

int. 5. Can you name that tune?

dec. 6. Zahara is visiting with her aunt this week.

dec. 7. Ricardo makes dinner on Tuesdays while his mom studies.

int. 8. have you looked it up in the encyclopedia?

dec. 9. we can't leave until I finish my chores.

dec. 10. Mirna lives in the apartment above Mrs. Ting.

int. 11. Have you taken any classes at the art museum?

int. 12. Will you make a copy of that photograph for me?

int. 13. how did Katherine tear the cartilage in her knee?

dec. 14. Kenny walked across the floor on his hands.

int. 15. Have you heard Amelia sing her solo?

int. 16. Did you see that boy in the plumed hat?

int. 17. would you like to go to the park with us?

dec. 18. the refrigerator is almost empty.

dec. 19. this spider web wasn't here yesterday.

dec. 20. A strand of ivy was painted around Marcia's room.

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Lesson 2

Kinds of Sentences: Exclamatory and Imperative

The purpose of an exclamatory sentence is to express strong feeling. It begins with a capital letter and ends with an exclamation point. I aced the test! (exclamation)

An imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request. Its subject is not stated directly, but is understood to be you. Imperative sentences also begin with a capital letter and usually end with a period. A strong command may end with an exclamation point. (You) Put your essay on my desk when you are finished. (imperative) (You) Give me a break! (strong imperative)

Exercise 1 Write in the blank exc. before each exclamatory sentence and imp. before each imperative sentence. If a sentence is neither exclamatory nor imperative, write neither.

exc. or imp.

Let's get out of here!


1. Choose one and then pass the rest along.


2. It's a touchdown!


3. Please keep this to yourself.


4. I can do it myself!


5. Run away from trouble.


6. Leave the dance before midnight.


7. Have you ever ridden in a hot-air balloon?


8. Call 911 in an emergency.


9. This really makes me angry!


10. Be particularly careful with this antique clock.


11. We won!

imp. or exc. 12. Be careful!


13. Rhoda just set a record for the broad jump!

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