Meaning of “declarative sentence” in the English Dictionary


"declarative sentence" in English

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declarative sentencenoun [ C ]

/dɪˌklær.ə.tɪv ˈsen.təns/ /dɪˌkler.ə.t̬ɪv ˈsen.təns/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • A proposition in argument is a statement—a declarative sentence—concerning the truth or expediency of which there may be two opinions. 
  • The issues when stated in declarative sentences are the fundamental reasons why the affirmative believes its proposition should be believed. 
  • The proper sentence structure for the bulk of the short story is the simple straightforward declarative sentence, rather loose, of medium length, tending to short at times to avoid monotony and give vividness. 
  • The topic must be given some definite expression in a declarative sentence before any real argument is possible. 

(Definition of “declarative sentence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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declarative sentencenoun [ C ]

/dɪˈklær·ət̬·ɪv ˈsen·təns/

grammar a sentence that makes a statement or states a fact

(Definition of “declarative sentence” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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