Declarative Sentence

Definition: The declarative sentence or declaration, is the most important type. You can, and often will write entire essays or reports using only declarative sentences, and you should always use them far more often than the other four types of sentences (declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory). A declarative sentence simply states a fact or argument, states an idea, without requiring either an answer or action from the reader, it does not give a command or request, nor does it ask a question. You punctuate your declarative sentences with a simple period.

subject + predicate
Declarative sentences consist of a subject and a predicate. The subject may be a simple subject or a compound subject.

For example:

  • His name is Jhon.
  • In this sentence, the subject is "his name" and the predicate is "is Jhon".


  • Mario plays the piano.
  • I hope you can come tomorrow.
  • We've forgotten the sugar.
  • Ottawa is the capital of Canada.

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