Sentence types in American Sign Language (ASL)
Sentences are made up of phrases and clauses. Phrases are groups of words that are used together to express a certain idea; clauses are phrases that contain a verb. Below are some types of sentences.
Declarative sentences are statements. These sentences are sometimes referred to as "positive" sentences to distinguish them from negative sentences.
ASL sentence example: ix-me like his writing #style.
Negative sentences express a negation.
ASL sentence example: ix-me not like his writing #style.
Interrogative sentences are questions.
ASL sentence example: [t]book[t] ix-ref1 ref1-give-ref2 /\done wg-q/\. English translation: Has she give him a book?
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