Statement

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A statement (/ˈsteɪtmənt/) is, in non-specialised terms, an utterance, clause or sentence that is used to state or declare something. More technically, it’s a usage label indicating the function of a clause as stating or declaring something.[1]

For example:

  • Books are made from paper.

Statements are the most common form of main clause/sentence generally. Contrast question and command.

Form[edit | edit source]

In English, statements use the declarative mood.

Statements typically consist of a subject followed by a predicate.

Statements have polarity; hence affirmative statements and negative statements.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Statements usually have falling intonation.

References[edit | edit source]