• A declarative sentence that makes a statement ends with a period.

    • The instructor sent an email to her students to ask them to participate in a mid-semester survey.
  • An interrogative sentence that asks a question ends with a question mark.
    • Where is the nearest recycling bin for paper?
  • An imperative sentence that issues a command may end with a period or exclamation point.
    • Get up and take a break from staring at the computer screen.
    • Look out for the ice!
  • An exclamatory sentence that expresses strong emotion ends with an exclamation point.
    • I can’t wait to get home for spring break!
  • An interjection that expresses strong emotion may be followed by an exclamation point even though it is not a complete sentence.
    • Oh no! I left my paper on my desk in my dorm room.