Assertive Sentence

Declarative or Assertive sentence

Assertive sentence is also called as declarative sentence. In English language, this sentence gives information about fact, opinion and belief. This sentence is used most commonly in books, informative articles, reports as well as in essays. This sentence ends with full stop. As this sentence asserts, states or declares is also called as Declarative sentence.

We can use assertive sentence of any length. Though the length of assertive group of words varies, this group of words also contains subject and predicate. We already have seen in chapter ‘The sentence”.

Examples of assertive sentence

Here are some examples of assertive sentences. Let’s have a look-

  • She likes writing on sounds of birds.
  • She doesn’t like crowd places.
  • Her brother copies sounds of animals.
  • It was raining.
  • Honesty is the best policy.
  • The students were attending the class.
  • The Sun rises in the East.
  • I love you all.

We can use declarative sentence in simple, compound or complex.

Assertive sentences are divided into two categories.

  • Negative group of words
  • Affirmative group of words

Affirmative sentence

In affirmative group of words, we use positive sense.

  • They will listen to you.
  • Jama Masjid is an attraction of Delhi.
  • She is my mother who is raising hand.
  • My father has returned to India after his meet held in America.
  • India won in cricket by sixty runs.
  • They planned to visit Jama masjid in the vacation.
  • I have started to write an epic.

Negative sentence

Negative group of words is opposite of affirmative group of words. This gives negative sense.

Here are some examples. Have a look-

  • He doesn’t get up in the morning.
  • The students are not attending the Math’s class.
  • Barking dogs don’t bite.
  • I don’t hate anybody.
  • They won’t listen to you.
  • She is not in that team.
  • We cannot survive without oxygen.
  • She doesn’t write fiction but one act play.
  • You cannot ignore me, you have to speak with me.

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