Definition of Optative Sentence:
The sentence which expresses a prayer, keen wish, curse etc. is called an optative sentence. This kind of sentence generally starts with ‘may’ and ‘wish’. Sometimes, ‘may’ remains hidden.
Examples of Optative Sentence:
- May the king of Westeros live long!
- Long live the king of Westeros.
- May you two live long enough to see your grandchildren!
- May God bless us all.
- May you become successful enough to buy love!
- May the almighty help in this tragedy!
- Wish you a very successful married life.
- Wish you a happy journey together.
- May your team win the match!
- May you have a happy and healthy life.
- May we always be friends.
- May he achieve great success in his career.
- May the weather be beautiful for our picnic tomorrow.
- May they find peace and happiness in their new home.