Transformation of Sentence


Transformation of Sentence

Transformation of Sentence

Transformation of Sentence

Transformation of Sentence

Transformation of a sentence means changing a sentence from one grammatical form to another without altering its meaning. The language changes but the sense remains the same. Practically every sentence can be written in more than one form. However, for the task of effective transformation, we need constant practice, in addition to acquiring mastery over all the rules of grammar.

Transformation of Sentence

Interchange of Affirmative and Negative Sentences

1. Affirmative: Every rose has a thorn.

Negative: No rose is there without a thorn.

2. Affirmative: Ram is better than Jadu.

Negative: Jadu is not so good as Ram.

3. Affirmative: Only a good boy can do it.

Negative: None but a good boy can do it.

4. Affirmative: Ramen is too weak to walk.

Negative: Ramen is so weak that he can not walk.

5. Affirmative: He was an intelligent boy.

Negative: He was not a dull boy.

6. Affirmative: Every man loves his mother.

Negative: There is none who does not love his mother.

7. Affirmative: Where there is smoke there is fire.

Negative: There is no smoke without fire.

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Interchange of Interrogative and Assertive sentences

1. Interrogative: Does not Ram see anyone in the chamber?

Assertive: Ram sees someone in the chamber.

2. Interrogative: Can I ever forget you?

Assertive: I can never forget you.

3. Interrogative: Who can change the colour of rainbow?

Assertive: None can change the colour of rainbow.

4. Interrogative: Who does not like to have money?

Assertive: Everybody likes to have money.

5. Interrogative: Will you not shut the window?

Assertive: You will shut the window.

6. Interrogative: Was not Ram a great patriot?

Assertive: Ram was a great patriot.

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Interchange of Exclamatory and Assertive sentence

1. Exclamatory: What a horrible jungle it is!

Assertive: It is a very horrible jungle.

2. Exclamatory: How enjoyable the Red Fort is!

Assertive: The Red Fort is very enjoyable.

3. Exclamatory: Alas! that youth has passed away!

Assertive: It is very sad that that youth has passed away.

4. Exclamatory: Hurrah! we have won the match!

Assertive: We are very glad that we have won the match.

5. Exclamatory: Good morning, my friend.

Assertive: I wish my friend good morning.

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Interchange of Parts of Speech

(a)Use of ‘noun’ for the underlined words:

1. Though Ram is poor, he is honest.

=> In spite of Ram’s poverty, he is honest.

2. This sight is pleasing.

=>The sight gives pleasure.

3. Ramanon was strong enough to compete.

=>Ramanan had the strength to compete.

4. Everybody wants to be free.

=>Everybody wants freedom.

5. Please reply quickly.

=>Please give me a quick reply.

(b) Use of adverbs for the underlined words:

1. There is no doubt that Ram is guilty.

=>Undoubtedly Ram is guilty.

2. Papari is a swift swimmer.

=>Papari swims swiftly.

3. Go there everyday.

=>Go there daily.

4. It is unfortunate that Sham failed.

=>Unfortunately Sham failed.

5.Haren was a wise talker.

=>Haren talked wisely.

(c) Use of verbs for the underlined words:

1. I wish to give you pleasure.

=>I wish to please you.

2. The pen is different from Ram’s.

=>The pen differs for Ram’s

(d) Use of adjectives for the underlined words:

1. I think he bears innocence.

=>I think that he is innocent.

2.Ram showed kindness to me.

=>Ram was kind to me.

3. You take pride in your health.

=>You are proud of your health.

4. The morning was full of joys.

=>The morning was joyous.

5.Ram danced sweetly.

=>Ram’s dance was sweet.

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Transformation of  Active Voice to Passive Voice

1. Active: Ram had done the sum.

Passive: The sum had been done by Ram.

2. Passive: Let the door be opened.

Active: Open the door.

3. Active: Whom do you search about?

Passive: Who is searched about by you?

4. Passive: The letter was being written by me.

Active: I was writing the letter.

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Transformation of simple and compound sentences

1. Simple: Besides helping me with four books, Ram gave me a pen also.

Compound: Ram not only helped me with four books but also gave me a pen.

2. Simple: Kanak fined Ramen for his disobedience.

Compound: Ramen was disobedient so Kanak fined him.

3. Simple: We must read to learn.

Compound: We must read so that we may learn.

4. Simple: Raja-ram was respected by all for his honesty.

Compound: Raja-ram was honest so everybody respected him.

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Transformation of simple into complex sentence

1. Simple: I wish you success.

Complex: I wish that you may succeed.

2. Simple: I am too weak to walk.

Complex: I am so weak that I can not walk.

3. Simple: He was the first student to bring out books.

Complex: He was the first student who bought out books.

4. Simple: His honesty is known to me.

Complex: That he is honest is known to me.

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Transformation of Sentence

N.B.  The article ‘Transformation of Sentence’ originally belongs to the book ‘School English Grammar Part- I‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

Books of Composition by M. Menonimus:

  1. Advertisement Writing
  2. Amplification Writing
  3. Note Making
  4. Paragraph Writing
  5. Notice Writing
  6. Passage Comprehension
  7. The Art of Poster Writing
  8. The Art of Letter Writing
  9. Report Writing
  10. Story Writing
  11. Substance Writing
  12. School Essays Part-I
  13. School Essays Part-II
  14. School English Grammar Part-I
  15. School English Grammar Part-II..

Books on Linguistics by M. Menonimus:

  1. A Brief History of the English Language
  2. Essays on Linguistics
  3. My Imageries
  4. Felicitous Expression: Some Examples
  5. Learners’ English Dictionary

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