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qismat
Pakistan

Grammar
 
Plz guide The following exclamatory sentence can be changed into statement sentence like this? Be quiet!(exclamatory) Be quiet. (statement sentence)

14 Mar 2019      



yanogator
United States

Hi, qismat,
No, I donīt think thatīs possible, since the form "Be" is imperative, not delarative.
 
Bruce 

14 Mar 2019     



zoemorosini
United States

I found this site helpful:
 http://plato.algonquincollege.com/applications/guideToGrammar/?page_id=3243
 

14 Mar 2019     



redcamarocruiser
United States

I agree with Bruce. "Be quiet," is not a declarative sentence. " They are quiet " is an example of a declarative sentence. It needs a subject.

14 Mar 2019     



ldeloresmoore
China

Thatīs an interesting question.  I remember that my wonderful grammarian English teacher in, like, 4th or 5th grade said that the implied "you" (or other subject) did not take away from it being a declarative sentence.  
 

15 Mar 2019     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Do you remember what example your teacher used to illustrate this point?

15 Mar 2019     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Thatīs not possible, on its own. Only if it is part of a sentence. It would be helpful if you would be quiet. 

16 Mar 2019     



yanogator
United States

Yes, Delores, are you sure the teacher didnīt just say that the implied subject didnīt take away from it being a complete sentence, because it definitely is imperative, not declarative?
 
Bruce 

16 Mar 2019