Declarative / Assertive Sentence



(a) Definition:

An assertive or a declarative sentence is a sentence that states a fact, opinion or an idea. Such sentences are simple statements. They state, assert, or declare something. A declarative sentence is followed by a full stop (.).



  • Jan is a student. She lives in a big city.
  • He sold cakes to the class.
  • No, I do not like to eat fish.


(b) Forms:

There are two forms of assertive sentences. They are as follows:

  1. Affirmative form (positive)

          * She is coming tomorrow.

          * Alex wants to be a scientist.


  1. Negative form

          * She is not coming tomorrow.

          * Alex does not want to be a scientist.


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