The Transformation of Sentences

The Transformation of Sentences :

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.

Related Topics :

  1. Transforming from Active Voice to Passive Voice
  2. Transforming from Passive Voice to Active Voice
  3. Transforming Exclamatory Sentences to Assertive Sentences
  4. Transforming Assertive Sentences to Exclamatory Sentences
  5. Transforming Interrogative Sentences to Assertive Sentences
  6. Transforming Assertive Sentences to Interrogative Sentences
  7. Transforming Negative Sentences to Affirmative Sentences
  8. Transforming Affirmative Sentences to Negative Sentences
  9. Transforming Simple Sentences to Double Sentences
  10. Transforming Double Sentences to Simple Sentences
  11. Transforming Simple Sentences to Complex Sentences
  12. Transforming Complex Sentences to Simple Sentences
  13. Transforming Double Sentences to Complex Sentences
  14. Transforming Complex Sentences to Double Sentences
  15. Transforming Principal Clause to Subordinate Clause
  16. Transform The Sentences - Exercise
  17. A Sentence - 1
  18. A Sentence - 2
  19. A Sentence - 3
  20. The Structure of Sentences
  21. Kinds of Sentences
  22. A Clause and A Phrase
  23. The Noun Clause
  24. The Adjective Clause
  25. The Adverb Clause
  26. Adverb Clauses
  27. Adjective Clauses
  28. Noun Clauses
  29. Three Kinds of Clauses
  30. Sample Sentences with Clauses
  31. Simple Sentences ( Simple Sentence )
  32. Double Sentences
  33. Multiple Sentences
  34. Complex Sentences
  35. Attributive Adjuncts
  36. The Predicate
  37. Adverbial Adjuncts to Verb of Predicate
  38. Analysis of Sentences
  39. Contracted Sentences
  40. Analysis of Double Sentences
  41. Analysis of Multiple Sentences
  42. Rules for Analysing Double Sentences
  43. Rules for Analysing Multiple Sentences
  44. Analysis of Complex Sentences
  45. The Complex Sentences
  46. Analysis of Multiple Sentence
  47. The Transformation of Sentences
  48. Modes of Expressing A Condition in English Grammar
  49. Modes of Expressing A Concessional Clause
  50. Modes of Expressing A Contrasting Clause
  51. Interchange of Degrees of Comparison
  52. Synthesis of Sentences - 1
  53. Synthesis of Sentences - 2
  54. Synthesis of Sentences - 3
  55. The Principal Clause
  56. The Dependent Clause
  57. Verb in The Dependent Clause
  58. Direct Speech and Indirect Speech
  59. Kinds of Sentences
  60. Direct and Indirect Speech
  61. A Sentence without E
  62. Parsed Sentence

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