Chapter 1. Letter, Word, Sentence (Cont'd...)
1.4 Forms of the sentences (cont'd...)
(b) Imperative sentence: The imperative form is the present or base form of the verb
which is a second person form. The form of an imperative sentence could be
verb + object or let + subject (in object form) + verb + object.
Go there. (It means you should go there)
You should read the instructions carefully.
Lets have some tea.
(c) Optative sentence: The optative sentence, where someone expresses his wish or
blessing, generally takes the form as may + subject + verb + object.
May your dreams come true.
(d) Exclamatory sentence: It takes the form as interjection! + part of predicate +
subject + verb. Sometimes its form becomes interjection! + subject + verb.
Oh! what a cruel enmity it is!
Alas! I am ruined.
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