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    Exclamation declarative??? interrogative ?

    While i was teaching a young student, i got lost in defining types of sentences; declaratvies, interrogatives, imperatives and exclamatories.
    Here are the very questions.
    1) A trip to Bahamas -> What kind of sentences is this?
    I think it is incompleted sentenc, however his teacher taught him this is IMPERATIVE.
    2) Who wants to go with me -> What kind of sentneces is this?
    I think it is totally interrogative. But, his teacher taught him this is DECLARATIVE.
    Please teach me why i can't get his teacher's teaching.
    please help me~! it's very urgent.

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    Default Re: declarative??? interrogative ?

    1- It's incomplete- there's no verb, so it's a sentence fragment or a monor sentence, depending on which term you prefer.
    2- Declarative is a mood, which is what the teacher is referring to:
    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/declarative.html

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    Default Re: declarative??? interrogative ?

    Thanks a lot.
    I always have problems using grammatical terms in English, which is not my mother tongue.
    Thanks you for your answer. I really appreciate it.

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    You're welcome.

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