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1. Adolf Hitler was the greatest of all warriors. He is universally acknowledged so.

2. Adolf Hitler is universally acknowledged to have been the greatest of all warriors.


It may be noted, that one of the sentences has been turned into a phrase containing an infinitive.


1. I speak the truth. I am not afraid of it.

2. I am not afraid to speak the truth.


1. The workers held a meeting. They wanted to discuss the terms of the employers.

2. The workers held a meeting to discuss the terms of the employers.


1. The Rajah allowed no cows to be slaughtered in his territory. It was his custom.

2. It was Rajah's custom not to allow any cows to be slaughtered in his territory.


1. The grand old man has now little energy left. He cannot take his morning walk.

2. The grand old man has now no energy left to take his morning walk.


1. He formed a resolution. It was to the effect that he would not smoke anymore.

2. He formed a resolution not to smoke anymore.


This way we can combine two or three sentences into a single sentence to make the sentence short and neat. Telling the same meaning and message in a short sentence in stead of creating a lengthy sentence is the beauty of English. By reading more sentences and how they are combined to form a single sentence, one can master this skill.

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