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Statement, Question or Command?

This KS2 English quiz will challenge you on statement, question or command. Statement, question or command are all sentence structures. Sentences can be used in so many different ways: to state facts, to make observations, to ask questions or even to order other people to do things! Changing the word order and choosing the correct punctuation makes all the difference.

If you are making a statement, which punctuation do you use? If asking a question, what should you always end the sentence with? And what about a command - how should that sentence be structured?

See how much you know about statements, commands and questions by trying this English quiz.

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  1. Which one of the following is NOT a question?
    Some statements can become questions if you use the right inflection (tone of voice). 'You're always late.' would be a simple statement, but 'You're always late?' is a question which suggests disbelief (i.e. I don't believe that you're always late).
  2. Is the weekend over already? Change this question to a statement.
    The three incorrect answers are still questions, despite having no question mark at the end.
  3. Take the dog for a walk. How would you turn this command into a question?
    Using verbs such as 'could', 'would' and 'will' make questions sound more polite than commands!
  4. Which of the following is NOT a command?
    The word 'might' softens the sentence.
  5. You should finish your homework by tomorrow. Change this statement to a command.
    Commands tend to sound 'hard' and 'harsh'.
  6. It is raining outside. How would you turn this statement into a question?
    Although adding the word 'why' creates a question, it also changes the meaning, whereas 'Is it raining outside' turns the original statement into a question without changing the meaning.
  7. Which one of the following is NOT a statement?
    'Wait there while I go and take a look' is a command - you can recognise it by the use of the imperative verb, 'wait'.
  8. Are you coming to the party tonight? How would you change this question to a statement?
    This is a simple case of swapping the first two words and replacing the question mark with a full stop.
  9. Are you coming to the party tonight? Make this question into a command.
    Commands usually use imperative (bossy) verbs, such as 'come'.
  10. Grass is green. This statement would be an appropriate response to which of the following questions?
    Sometimes it's fun to create a statement and then think of how many questions it could be the answer to.

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