There are various ways of saying the same thing. Yet, we have to follow certain rules of grammar in order to maintain accuracy and clarity in what we wish to convey. The transformation of a sentence means changing its form without altering its sense.
Let us revise some of the rules.
Interchange of Affirmative and Negative Sentences
In order to change an affirmative sentence into a negative one without changing its meaning, we have to add a negative like ‘no’, ‘not’ or ‘never’.
In order to change an affirmative sentence into a negative one without changing its meaning, we have to use the opposite of the word used in the affirmative sentence.
For example :
I am elder to my sister.
My sister is not younger than I.
Affirmative sentences into negative
Only those people who have tickets will be allowed within the premises.
Those people who do not have tickets will not be allowed within the premises.
There are some kingdoms richer than this one.
This kingdom is not the richest one in this world.
We will get late unless we hurry.
If we do not hurry, we will be late.
My grandfather is always on time.
My grandfather will never be late.
We are unhappy with the result of the match.
We are not happy with the result of the match.
Negative sentences into affirmative
It is not often that all of us can meet like this.
All of us can meet like this only once in a while.
He was not a very tall man.
He was a short man.
Your parents will not refuse to let you go on the trip.
Your parents will give you permission to let you go on the trip.
Your handwriting is not very legible.
Your handwriting is very illegible.
Please do not be late for the appointment.
Please be there on time for the appointment.