Kind of the sentenceNature of the sentenceReporting verbConjunction
 AssertiveGeneral Statementsaid/toldthat
InterrogativeQuestion(?) mark in the end of sentence. (i)Starting with who, which, what, why, when, where, how etc. question words. (ii)Starting with do, did, is, was, can, shall, will, have etc helping verbs.asked/ enquired of(i)No different connective; Question word use as conjunction. (ii) if or whether
Imperativerequest, order, advise etc. Sentence starts with verb. Subject 'you' remains hidden.requested, begged, commanded, ordered, advised, forbadeDo not use conjunction after Reporting verb.
OptativeWish cognitive or pray to GodWished or prayedthat
Exclamatorysurprise, sorrow, joy indicator. Exclamation (!) mark in the end of sentence.exclaimed, cried out, shouted etc.that

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