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English Grammar Tutorials

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  • Letter, Word, Sentence
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  • Chapter 1. Letter, Word,Sentence (Cont'd...)

    letter word sentence

    1.2 Subject and predicate (cont'd...)

    Table 1.2 Subject and Predicate

    Subject Predicate
    Man is mortal.
    Stars shine.
    Star shines in the sky.
    The stars shine in the sky.
    The innumerable stars shine in the sky at night.

    1.3 Classification of sentences

    Sentences are classified into five categories from point of view of mode of utterance or expression or motive. When we speak or write we express our motives. It may be of narrating or stating facts or asking or inquiring something or demanding or giving advice or order, expressing wish or some particular emotion. From this point of view, sentences are classified into five categories.

    1. Assertive sentence/statement: Here we simple state some fact or narrating an event.
    The boys are playing in the play ground.
    India is our motherland.

    2. Interrogative sentence: Here we ask or interrogate something to someone i.e. want to know something. Motive of inquiry is felt here. Here at the end of the sentence, there is a mark of interrogation.
    What is your name?
    What do you want?
    Are you coming in the evening?

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