What is the difference between telling and asking? When I'm writing, how can I show if someone is excited or scared? Today we introduce different types of sentences. When writing, it is important to use different types of sentences to help express ideas and make writing more interesting. In this video, students learn the difference between telling sentences, or statements, and asking sentences, or questions. We learn what an exclamation is and when to use it. Don't forget to use your punctuation correctly!