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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used chiefly to mark the end of a declarative sentence or an abbreviation
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