Wednesday, 26 August 2015

CONVERSION OR TRANSFORMATION OF SENTENCES---FOUR------ EXERCISES FOR PRACTICE

The conversion or transformation of a sentence implies changing  grammatical form of a sentence from one to another without changing its meaning. It can be done  in different ways. 

Here follow a few exercises for practice (with answers) :


Change the following sentences from assertive to interrogative form or vice versa without changing meaning.

1. The beauties of nature are beyond description.

2. Who is oblivious of the beauty of the Taj?

3. Who can trust such a crafty person ?

4. The child remembered us.

5. Will he dare disobey his parents?



ANSWERS

1. Do beauties of nature need any description?

2. All are aware of the beauty of the Taj.

3. Nobody can trust such a crafty person.

4. The child did not forget us.

5. Will he dare not obey his parents ?



Change the following sentences from Exclamatory to Assertive form  without changing meaning.


1. How mysterious are the  ways of God !
   The ways of God are very mysterious.

2. What a piece of art it is ! 
     It is a great piece of art.

3. What a lovely flower it is !
     It is a very lovely flower.

4. How nice to see you again !
    It is very nice to see you again.

5. What a fool I am !
    I am a great fool.

6. What a nice fellow he is !
    He is a very nice fellow.

7. What a fine weather it is today !
    It is a very fine weather today.

8. How feeble the old woman was !
    The old woman was very feeble.

9. How young she appears to be !
    She appears to be very young.

10.What a charming scenery it is !
     It is a very charming scenery.




Change the following sentences to Assertive form  without changing meaning.

1. Hurrah ! we shall enjoy a holiday tomorrow.
    It is joyful that we shall enjoy a holiday tomorrow.

2. Alas! He is a ruined man.
    It is sad that he is a ruined man.

3. Hurrah ! My father gifted me a beautiful watch. 
    It is joyful that my father gifted me a beautiful watch.

4. Hurrah ! we are in a winning position.
    It is joyful that we are in a winning position.

5. Alas ! how foolish I had been.
    It is sad that I had been very foolish.

6. Hurrah ! we have achieved our target.
     It is very joyful that we have achieved our target.

7. Alas ! rains have destroyed all the crops this year.
    It is sad that rains have destroyed all the crops this year.

8. Alas ! My friend has lost her puse.
     It is sad that my friend has lost her purse.

9. Hurrah ! I have found out my lost purse.
    It is joyful that I have found my lost purse.

10.Hurrah ! I shall reap a rich harvest this year.
     It is joyful that I shall reap a rich harvest this year



  Do As Directed ---Change Sentences without Change in Meaning.

 
1. Would that I were with him at this time !                                                                                                                                   (Assertive Sentence)
2. His income is too meager to make both ends meet.                                                                                            (remove 'too')
3. If only my son could get a decent job!
                                          (Assertive Sentence)
4. Alas! he has been deprived of his job.
                                         (Assertive Sentence)
5. What a lame excuse the child made!
                                     (Assertive Sentence)
6. What a nasty fall she had !
                           (Assertive Sentence)
7. Only brilliant students can succeed !
                                        (Negative Sentence)
8. He is blind to the faults of his children.
                                             (Negative Sentence)
9. The nation will ever remember him for his services.
                                                         (Negative Sentence)
10. I wish that I had been a millionaire. 
                                     (Exclamatory Sentence)



   ANSWERS

1. I wish that  I had been with him at this time.                                                                                                                             
2. His income is so meager that he cannot make both ends meet.                                                                                         
3. I wish that my son could get a decent job.
                                       
4. It is sad that he has been deprived of his job.
                                       
5. The child made a petty lame excuse.
                                   
6. She had a very  nasty  fall.
                       
7. No other than brilliant students can succeed.
                                     
8. He is not aware of the faults of his children.
                                           
9. The nation will never forget him for his services.
                                                       
10. Would that I had been a millionaire!