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Statements

Sep 2, 2022
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  • A statement or declarative sentence is the most common type of sentence.  
  • A statement is used to express a fact, an opinion or an idea. 
  • Our likes and dislikes, information about things, people and events are called facts. 
  • When we plan something to do, it is an idea. 
  • How we feel about things, our beliefs, etc. are opinions. 

There are three other types of sentences: questions, exclamations and commands. Some ways to identify a statement are: 

  • They do not ask questions.  
  • They do not make requests.  
  • They do not give commands.  
  • They are also not used to express shock or any kind of surprise /excitement. 
Sentences Types

Two Types of Statements: Simple and Compound Statements 

  • A simple sentence contains a subject and a verb.  
  • It expresses a single complete thought that can stand on its own.  

Simple Sentences to Compound Sentences 

Simple 

  • Goldilocks ate the porridge. 
  • The bears found her in their house. 

Compound 

  • Goldilocks ate the porridge and the bears found her in their house.  

Simple 

  • Some children went to the park. 
  • Some children didn’t go to the zoo. 

Compound 

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  • Some children went to the park, but others didn’t go to the zoo. 

Simple 

  • Some children went to the park. 
  • Some children went to the zoo. 

Compound  

  • Some children went to the park and others went to the zoo. 
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