declarative sentence


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declarative sentence

A declarative sentence makes a statement or argument about what is, was, or will be the case. That is, it talks about that which is asserted to be true.
Declarative sentences always end in a period (also known as a full stop) and are the most ubiquitous type of sentence in English. They stand in contrast to interrogative sentences, which ask a question and end with a question mark (“?”); exclamatory sentences, which express excitement or intense emotion and end in an exclamation point (“!”); and imperative sentences, which are used to give orders, commands, and general instructions, ending in either a period or an exclamation point.
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Noun1.declarative sentence - a sentence (in the indicative mood) that makes a declaration
sentence - a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
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These results in Table 3 indicate that the functional sentence types are largely similarly distributed across the four newspapers--the declarative sentence being the dominant type (attesting >97), followed by the interrogative (hovering between 1 and 3) and the imperative (<2) consistently across the four newspapers.
Whether it was inexperience, hubris or stumbling incompetence, the results have been the same: a growing awareness on the part of the voter that this administration couldn't place a single accurate declarative sentence in front of them that would factually explain the property reassessment program Ms.
Even with that amount of rigor, they could only provide probabilities of an expected winner, as opposed to a declarative sentence on who would win.
milar results Mukhlas [8] argues that the imperative form does not always use the structure of the imperative verb (fi'il injunction) but also use mudari fi'il structure 'which dijazamkan with lam imperatives), declarative sentence structure, and the structure of the fi 'il nahyi (negative amar).
We regard "knowledge sentence" and "definition sentence" as declarative sentence.
Throughout the volume he has a penchant for the use of metaphor or simile when a declarative sentence is called for.
The truth or falsity of a declarative sentence depends on the sentence, the circumstances with respect to which the sentence is evaluated, and sometimes the context in which the sentence occurs, he says, and because speakers of natural languages can express and understand an unlimited number of sentences, it must be possible to figure out whether a sentence is true by understanding how a speaker constructs its constituent phrases and combines them to produce meaning and in relation to the circumstances.
On the one hand, both the speech-act operators request and assert have been argued to be involved not only in the syntax of a declarative sentence with innit, but also in the syntax of canonical question tags.
According to different tones, sentences of type J are divided into declarative sentence, interrogative sentence, exclamatory sentence and imperative sentence [10].
It can teach you to write a simple declarative sentence. But you have to get out of it fast" (83).
In a declarative sentence like the above, the constraint SO is always satisfied.