Transformation of Sentences



Transformation of Sentences :



Study the following sentences.


1. The student finished his exercise and went home. (Compound sentence)

2. Having finished his exercise, the student went home. (Simple sentence)


1. He tried hard, but he did not succeed. (Compound sentence)

2. Notwithstanding his hard work, he did not succeed. (Simple sentence)


1. He escaped several times but was finally caught. (Compound sentence)

2. Though he escaped several times, he was finally caught. (Complex sentence)


1. The boy worked hard to pass the examinations. (Complex sentence)

2. The boy worked hard that he might pass the examinations. (Complex sentence)


1. In case of your silence, I will shoot. (Simple sentence)

2. Speak or I will shoot. (Compound sentence)


1. My aim is to become a millionaire. (Simple)

2. My aim is that I become a millionaire. (Complex)


1. I have no advice to give you. (Simple)

2. I have no advice that I can offer you. (Complex)


1. I have no car that I can lend you. (Complex)

2. I have no car to lend you. (Simple)


1. One that is whole has no need of any medicine. (Complex)

2. A healthy person doesn't at all need any medicine. (Simple)


1. Youth is the period when the foundation for future is laid. (Complex)

2. Youth is the period for laying the foundation for future. (Simple)


1. Waste not, want not. (Compound)

2. If one doesn't waste, one will not want. (Complex)


1. Spare the rod and spoil the child. (Compound)

2. If you spare the rod, you will spoil the child. (Complex)


1. Do your best, and you will never regret it. (Compound)

2. If you do your best, you will never regret it. (Complex)


1. Only do the right and you will have no reason to be ashamed. (Compound)

2. If you do the right only, you will have no reason to be ashamed. (Complex)


1. We elected the chairman and he did well. (Compound)

2. The Chairman, whom we elected did well. (Complex)


1. My grandmother told me a story. It was about Sivaji. That man had great strength. He was a famous warrior. (Combine these sentences into a single sentence - Simple or Complex)

2. My grandmother told me a story about Sivaji, a famous warrior of great strength. (Simple)


1. Mr. Ram was a Computer Engineer. Mr. Kisan had some capital. They combined their resources. They started a new business. (Combine these sentences into a single sentence - Simple or Complex)

2. Mr. Ram, a Computer Engineer and Mr. Kisan a Capitalist combining their resources, started a new business. (Simple sentence)


1. A Soldier leaped into the sea, as soon as the ship touched the shore. (Begin with No sooner)

2. No sooner did the ship touch the shore, than a soldier leaped into the sea.


1. It is probable that he will come back. (Make it a simple sentence, replacing “probable" and “come back" by nouns)

2. There is every probability of his coming back.


1. My son has squandered his fortune, estranged his friends and ruined his health by his recklessness and extravagance. (Use 'Not only — but also')

2. My son not only has squandered his fortune, but also estranged his friends and ruined his health by his recklessness and extravagance.

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