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The Difference Between Imperative and Interrogative Sentences

Imperative sentences can be a statement of authority or command. An interrogative sentence is in a question form or a way of gathering information on a certain topic.

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Imperative sentences can be a statement of authority or command. It can end with an exclamation mark or a full stop. An interrogative sentence is in a question form or a way of gathering information on a certain topic. It can end with a question mark.

Imperative sentences

Imperative sentences, as I have stated earlier, are sentences that portray command or authority.

Examples can be:

Hold the cup.
Run when you hear a gunshot.
Leave my office now!
Kindly come back later.

Imperative sentences can either be positive or negative.

Positive imperative sentences:

You are very clear.
I should have assisted you!
Book a flight before it’s too late.
She is beautiful.

Negative imperative sentences:

Clean up that mess!
You are wrong!
Be dismissed!
You are mad.

Interrogative sentences

Interrogative sentences are questions to gather information concerning certain topics.

Examples can be:

Are your asset frozen?
Do you work night shifts?
How do you cope after his passing?
Why did you fail?

Interrogative sentences can reflect a mood or negative behavior.

Examples of interrogative mood sentences:

Is he not excited about the contract?
Was she not rude to you?
Did she not panic when she heard the news?
Why is he impatient?

Examples of interrogative negative sentences:

Who was violent at the protest?
Is she not troublesome when she is drunk?
Did she not kill her husband?
Was he allowed to enter after his chaotic behavior?

All in all, imperative sentences show a command, while interrogative shows a question.

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