To transform a sentence is to change it from one grammatical form to another without altering its sense. Of this process one important example is the conversion of sentences from Direct to Indirect Narration and vice versa.
Other examples of the conversion or transformation of sentences are given in the following sections.
Sentences containing the Adverb TOO may be written the following or other forms.
This news is too good to be true.
This news is so good that it cannot be true.
It is never too late to mend.
It is never so late that one cannot mend.
He is too honest to accept a bribe.
He is so honest that he will not accept a bribe.
Rewrite the following sentences so as to remove the Adverb TOO.
The fruit was too rotten to eat.
The fruit was so rotten that we would not eat it.
That sight was too dreadful to be seen.
That sight was so dreadful that it could not be seen.
He was too much given to idleness.
He was so idle that he was given to it.
He was too much distressed to be able to speak.
He was so distressed that he was not able to speak.
The sun is too hot for us to go out at present.
The sun is so hot for us that we could not go out at present.
This box is too heavy to lift.
This box is so heavy that we could not lift it.
He is too proud to beg.
He is so proud that he could not beg.
He reached the station too late to catch the train.
He reached the station so late that he could not catch the train.