Two frequent questions asked by those studying a particular Bible passage are “Are there any questions in this passage?” and “Are there any commands in this passage?” The Sentence Types of the New Testament dataset provides the necessary information to answer these questions from a formal perspective. It provides an annotation, based on the underlying original language, of the three basic types of sentence. These sentence types include: Declarative Sentences, Interrogative Sentences, and Imperative Sentences.
The Sentence Types Dataset annotation is based on the formal features of a sentence, usually encapsulated in the mood of the main verb as well as prototypical word order patterns. For example, a command typically utilizes the imperative mood and has a word order where the verb occurs first; whereas a question typically utilizes the indicative mood and has a word order where the questioned constituent occurs first.