Sentence Types

From The Practical Ontology & Compendium of Social Cohesion

Definition: Merriam-Webster says that a Sentence is "a word, clause, or phrase or a group of clauses or phrases forming a syntactic unit which expresses an assertion, a question, a command, a wish, an exclamation, or the performance of an action, that in writing usually begins with a capital letter and concludes with appropriate end punctuation, and that in speaking is distinguished by characteristic patterns of stress, pitch, and pauses." As used herein, Sentence Types refer to Declarative, Interrogative, Exclamatory, and Imperative Sentences. A Proposition, for example, is a Declarative Sentence. "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit," is a Proposition. It also is a Declarative Sentence.

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