Correct the Sentence Exercises

Read carefully the following group of words :

  1. An aeroplane flies in the air.
  2. The sun rises in the east.
  3. February is the shortest month of the year.

Each of these groups of words make complete sense.

A group of words that makes complete sense is called a Sentence.

Kinds of Sentences

Sentences can do four kinds of things. A sentence can —

1. Make a statement, as,

  • The earth moves round the sun (Affirmative)
  • He never tells a lie (Negative)

A sentence that states or declares something is called an Assertive or Declarative Sentence.

2. Ask a question; as,

  1. What is the matter?
  2. Who does not love his country?

A sentence that asks a question is called an Interrogative Sentence.

Express some command, request, entreaty or wish; as,

  • Never surrender (Command).
  • Lend me your book, please (Request).
  • Help me, O God (Entreaty).
  • God save the Queen (Wish).

A sentence that expresses a command, a request, an entreaty or a desire is called an Imperative Sentence.

3. Express some strong or sudden feeling; as,

  • How hot it is!
  • What a clever girl you are! .

A sentence that expresses some strong or sudden feeling is called an Exclamatory Sentence.

From the above it is clear that

  • Every sentence begins with a Capital letter.
  • A Full Stop (.) is placed at the end of every declarative or imperative sentence.
  • A Question Mark (?) is placed at the end of every interrogative sentence.
  • An Exclamation Mark (!) is placed at the end of every exclamatory sentence.

Exercise 1 – Say in the case of each of the following sentences whether it Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative or Exclamatory :

  1. Mind your own business.
  2. How much is this book?
  3. What a fool you are!
  4. Please let me work.
  5. Do Not Make a Noise.
  6. This House is to Let.
  7. Did the Clock Strike?
  8. Pray Excuse me.

Exercise 2 – Rewrite each of the following sentences correctly after putting the proper punctuation marks :

  1. What a good boy you are – What a good boy you are!
  2. How sweet this rose smells
  3. What is the time by your watch
  4. Would you mind waiting a few minutes
  5. What nonsense you talk
  6. Please help me to lift this box
  7. You must never lie or cheat
  8. Will you have a little more coffee
  9. What have I done to offend you
  10. Can I speak to you for a few minutes

Rearrangement of Jumbled Words

4. We have already read that a group of jumbled words does not make a sentence. Only a group of words that makes complete sense is called a sentence.


  • me, he, to, study, law, advised.
  • pardon, to, him, the, judge, prisoner, the, begged.
  • where, soldiers, determined, were, they, the, were, stay, to.
  • defence, something, students, do, also, can, for, the, their, country, of.
  • prime, the, announced, minister, relief, the, people, to, all, the, of, district.


  • He advised me to study law. .
  • The prisoner begged the judge to pardon him.
  • The soldiers were determined to stay where they were.
  • Students also can do something for the defence of their country.
  • The Prime Minister announced relief to all die people of the district.

Exercise 3 – Rearrange the words given below to form meaningful sentences:

  1. they, come, not, have, a, pity, what!
  2. you, can, tell, me, the, way, the, nearest, inn, to?
  3. there, were, people, many, at, concert, the?
  4. a, joy, is, for, ever, of, beauty, a, thing.
  5. like, luggage, carrying, I, odd, jobs, to, used, do.
  6. now, then, and, looking, way, that, she, not, help, could.
  7. have, these, mangoes, flavour, delicious, what, a!
  8. is, work, the, noblest, of God, honest, an, man.
  9. you, would, mind, staying, my, here, longer, a, little?
  10. telling, lies, let, never, me, catch, you.

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