Definition of Optative Sentence:
The sentence which expresses a prayer, keen wish, curse etc. is called an optative sentence. This kind of sentence generally starts with ‘may’ and ‘wish’. Sometimes, ‘may’ remains hidden.
Examples of Optative Sentence:
- May the king of Westeros live long!
- Long live the king of Westeros.
- May you two live long enough to see your grandchildren!
- May God bless us all.
- May you become successful enough to buy love!
- May the almighty help in this tragedy!
- Wish you a very successful married life.
- Wish you a happy journey together.
- May your team win the match!
Definition of Exclamatory Sentence:
The sentence which expresses a sudden and intense excitement, disgust, admiration, shock, or sorrow, etc. is called an exclamatory sentence. This kind of sentence must have a note of exclamation (!) at the end or in the middle of the sentence.
Example of Exclamatory Sentence:
- Hey! Don’t touch my phone.
- Alas! I could not be at her funeral.
- Hush! Your father is sleeping.
- What a boring day!
- How disgusting it becomes when he opens his mouth!
- What a nice car you have!
- What a plunge!
- How gorgeous the dress is!
- Hurrah! We are going to Miami.
- How blessed I am to see such a sight!
- What beautiful country it is!
- How fluently the lady talks in French!
- What a pity! You can’t join us.