Transformation of Sentence



Already in the previous chapter, we have seen the first part of
Transformation-of-Sentence.

Let us see here few more methods for such a transformation.


1. To transform an interrogative sentence into an assertive sentence:

An interrogative sentence can be transformed into an assertive sentence and vice-versa.

Example-1:

• When can their glory fade?

This is an interrogative sentence.

This sentence can be transformed into an assertive sentence as follows.

• Their glory can never fade.

Example-2:

• Was he not a villain to do such a deed?

This interrogative sentence can be transformed into an assertive sentence as follows.

• He was a villain to do such a deed.

Example-3:

• Who can touch ditch without being defiled? (Interrogative Sentence)
• No one can touch ditch without being defiled. (Assertive Sentence)

You can see How the Transformation-of-Sentence takes place into the following version without changing the meaning of the sentence.

Example-4:

• Who does not know him? (Interrogative Sentence)
• Every one knows him. (Assertive Sentence)

Example-5:

• Is this the kind of dress to be worn for a school function? (Interrogative Sentence)
• This is not the kind of dress to be worn for a school function. (Assertive Sentence)

In this same way an assertive sentence can be transformed into an interrogative sentence.

Example-1:

• We were not sent to this world simply to make money. (Assertive Sentence)
• Were we sent to this world simply to make money? (Interrogative Sentence)

Example-2:

• I never forget those happy days. (Assertive Sentence)
• Shall I ever forget those happy days? (Interrogative Sentence)


2. To transform an exclamatory sentence into an assertive sentence:



• How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon the river-bank! (Exclamatory Sentence)
• The moonlight sweetly sleeps upon the river-bank. (Assertive Sentence)

Although such an exclamatory sentence can be transformed into an assertive sentence, an exclamatory sentence is preferred on many occasions to an assertive sentence for the emotional effect that an exclamatory sentence is carrying.


Example-2:

• If only I were young again! (Exclamatory Sentence)
• I wish I were young again. (Assertive Sentence)

Example-3:

• How beautiful is this night! (Exclamatory Sentence)
• This night is very beautiful. (Assertive Sentence)

You can see How the Transformation-of-Sentence takes place into the following version without changing the meaning of the sentence.

Example-4:

• What a delicious meal! (Exclamatory Sentence)
• This meal is delicious one. (Assertive Sentence)


3. To change one part of a sentence for another part:

The verb of a sentence itself can be changed into another verb without change in the meaning of the sentence.

Example-1:



• This kind of jokes never amuses me.
• This kind of joke never gives me any amusement.

In this sentence the verb has been changed into its noun form.

Example-2:

• It costs twelve dollars.
• Its cost is twelve dollars.

Here also the verb has been changed into its noun form.

You can see How the Transformation-of-Sentences takes place into the following version without changing the meaning of the sentence.

Example-3:

• He has disgraced his family.
• He is a disgrace to his family.

Example-4:

• He gave a curt reply.
• He replied curtly.

Here the adjective has been changed into an adverb.

Example-5:

• I see him everyday.
• I see him daily.

Example-6:

• This scene is surpassingly beautiful.
• The beauty of this scene is surpassing.

Here the adjective has been changed into its noun form.

You can see How the Transformation-of-Sentences takes place into the following version without changing the meaning of the sentence.

Example-7:

• He is admittedly the greatest general of this country.
• It has been admitted that he is the greatest general of this country.

Here, the adverb has been changed into a verb form.
And the simple sentence itself has been changed into a compound sentence.

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