This following is brought to you by the mind of Tate.
Sometimes Tate is trying to be funny, and other times he just is funny...
While studying grammar, I asked him to write a description for each kind of sentence, and listed them for him. He got off to a good start.
"A statement... gives information." Yep.
"A compound sentence... combines a sentence with another." So far, so good.
"A question... asks what's going on." Okay, pretty good. And very revealing about Tate's world. With his hearing loss he misses a lot of information. A fairly high percentage of his questions are for clarification.
But then he came to exclamations and commands, and couldn't quite remember what I wanted. So he improvised.
"An exclamation... makes a point."
"A command... makes a very good point."
Another part of his grammar work was a fill-in-the-blank story (kind of like Mad Libs).
If I were asked to sift the recesses of my mind and come up with three animals, four people, four things, and four places I doubt I would've come up with a leopard, elephant and gecko, an Arab, a peasant, an Emir and President Taft, a bomb, tables, a can and slime, and a bump (in the earth), Mars, the sun, and Britain.
Only a 10 year old boy would put all of those in the same (very short) story...