English--Lewis and Clark and Me

Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences

An imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request. The speaker of an imperative sentence wants the listener to do something. It ends with a period. For example: Go play outside. An exclamatory sentence shows strong feeling. It ends with an exclamation point. For example: You really frightened me!


Finishing Sentences Write two imperative sentences and two exclamatory sentences, but leave off the end punctuation. Take turns with a family member reading each sentence out loud as though it ended with an exclamation point. Then read each sentence as though it ended with a period. Discuss how the end punctuation changes each sentence.