Transformation of Sentences: Exercises with Answers

Transformation of Sentences: Exercises with Answers 

Exercise — 1

(a) Twenty dollars a week does not go far. (Make it interrogative without changing the meaning)

(b) No, I never eat asparagus. (Make it passive)

(c) Japan is one of the richest countries of the world. (Make it positive)

(d) I know there are people who do not like asparagus. (Make it simple)

(e) Jerry was always punctual. (Make it negative without change of meaning)

(f) Jerry was an honest boy. (Make it complex)

(g) Would that I had a car! (Make it assertive)

Answers:

(a) Does twenty dollars a week go far?

(b) No, asparagus is never eaten by me.

(c) Very few countries of the world are as rich as Japan.

(d) I know people not liking asparagus.

(e) Jerry was never late.

(f) Jerry was a boy who was honest.

(g) I wish I had a car.



Exercise — 2

(a) He has been punished enough. (Make it active)

(b) They are too nice to be used just at present. (Make it complex)

(c) Jerry had cut an astonishing amount of solid wood. (Make it passive)

(d) I am sure that it is a mistake. (Make it compound)

(e) Japan is one of the richest countries in the world. (Make it positive)

(f) What a fool you are! (Make it assertive)

(g) It does not do any good to advise people to read certain books. (Make it interrogative without changing meaning)

Answers:

(a) God has punished him enough.

(b) They are so nice that they cannot be used just at present

(c) An astonishing amount of solid wood had been cut by Jerry.

(d) it is a mistake and I am sure of that.

(e) Very few countries in the world are as rich as Japan.

(f) You are a great fool.

(g) Does it do any good to advise people to read certain books?



Exercise — 3

(a) I discoursed on the condition of the drama in the Balkans. (interrogative without changing the meaning)

(b) You have done as much as a man. (Make it comparative)

(c) I made arrangements to close my Florida place. (Make it passive)

(d) I worked hard to pass the examination. (Make it complex)

(e) Then a terrible thing happened. (Make it compound)

(f) I was never late in my class. (Make it affirmative)

(g) His eyes were fixed upon Della. (Make it active)

Answers:

(a) Didn't I discourse on the condition of the drama in the Balkans?

(b) A man has not done more than you.

(c) Arrangements were made to close my Florida place by me.

(d) I worked hard so that I could pass the examination.

(e) Then a thing happened and it was terrible.

(f) I was always punctual in my class.

(g) He fixed his eyes upon Della.



Exercise — 4

(a) I never mind caviare. (Make it interrogative without changing meaning)

(b) Man is, indeed, a wonderful creation. (Make it exclamatory)

(c) Don't make any mistake about me. (Make it passive)

(d) Their drinking water was finished. (Make it active)

(e) The roads of Raj Bari are better than those of Kushtia. (Make it positive)

(f) Follow my example and you will feel better. (Make it complex)

(g) It was twenty years ago and I was living in Paris. (Make it simple)

Answers:

(a) Do I ever mind caviare?

(b) What a wonderful creation man is!

(c) Let not any mistake be made about me.

(d) They finished their drinking water.

(e) The roads of Kushtia are not as good as those of Rajbari.

(f) If you follow my example, you will feel better.

(g)Twenty years ago I was living in Paris.


Exercise — 5

(a) At first the sound of the boy dragging brush annoyed me. (Make it passive)

(b) I am sure, it is a mistake. (Make it compound)

(c) Foyot's is one of the most expensive restaurants (Make it positive)

(d) The dog lay close to him and found a comfort there. (Make it complex)

(e) Does it do any good to advise people to read certain books? (Make it assertive without changing meaning)

(f) As Della was slender, she had mastered the art (Make it simple)

(g) She was very tactful about it. (Make it Exclamatory)

Answers:

(a) At first I was annoyed at the sound of the boy dragging brush.

(b) It is a mistake and I am sure of it.

(c) Very few restaurants are as expensive as Foyot's

(d) When the dog lay close to him, he found a comfort there.

(e) It does not do any good to advise people to read certain books.

(f) Della, being slender, had mastered the art

(g) How tactul she was about the it.



Exercise — 6

(a) She likes white gloves. (Make it interrogative without changing the meaning)

(b) I guess your hands are not as big as mine. (Make it comparative)

(e) I found many kites flying in the sky. (Make it passive)

(d) As I grew older, I rushed to comic papers. (Make it simple)

(e) I was very suspicious, but I tried one at last. (Make it complex)

(f) Jerry was never late. (Make it affirmative)

(g) Two boys were expelled from the examination hall. (Make it active)

Answers:

(a) Doesn't she like white gloves?

(b) I guess my hands are bigger than yours.

(c) Many kites were found flying in the sky by me.

(d) I rushed to comic papers with the growth of my age.

(e) Though I was very suspicious. I tried one at last.

(f) Jerry was always punctual.

(g) They (or the authority) expelled two boys from the examination hall.

Exercise — 7

(a) The dog had been fed and cared for that morning. (Make it active)

(b) But one day I shot the bird. (Make it passive)

(c) I was too young to learn to say 'no. (Make it complex)

(d) At day light I was half-awakened by the sound of chopping.(Make it compound)

(e) if I could be a child again! (Make it assertive)

(f) Bangladesh is one of the smallest countries in the world. (Make it positive)

(g) I caught him by the hand. (Make it interrogative without changing meaning)

Answers:

(a) He had fed and cared the dog for that morning

(b) But one day the bird was shot by me.

(c) I was so young that I did not learn to say "no".

(d) It was day light and I was half-awakened by the sound of chopping

(e) I wish I could be a child again.

(f) Very few countries in the world are as small as Bangladesh.

(g) Didn't I catch him by the hand?


Exercise — 8

(a) God had punished the old sailor. (Make it passive)

(b) My mouth often watered at the sight of them (Make it complex)

(c) Rana is one of the best boys in the college Make it comparative)

(d) He confessed that he was guilty. (Make it simple)

(e) Smoking is injurious to health. (Make it interrogative without changing the meaning)

The writer was seized with panic. (Make it active)

(g) What a fool you are! (Make it assertive)


Answers:

in) The old sailor had been punished by God.

(b) When I saw them, my mouth often watered.

(c) Rana is better than most other boys in the college.

(d) He confessed his guilt.

(e) Isn't smoking injurious to health?

(f) Panic seized the writer,

(g) You are a great fool


Exercise — 9

(a) They saw that the ship of death had no crew on it. (Make it simple)

(b) His amiable behaviour pleased us all. (Make it passive)

(c) You have done as much as a man. (Make it comparative)

(d)Give them something without a label, and they are lost. (Make it complex)

(e) The albatross was shot by me. (active)

(f) it was a great pity that Della had to sell her hair (exclamatory)

(g) Nothing in the world could change these eyes. (interrogative without change of meaning)

Answers:

(a) They saw no crew on the ship of death.

(b) We all were pleased at his amiable behaviour.

(c) A man has not done more than you.

(d) If you give them something without a label, they are lost.

(e) I shot the albatross.

(f) What a pity that Della had to sell her hair!

(g) Could anything in the world change these eyes?


Exercise — 10

(a) She found it at last. (Make it passive)

(b) He is as ferocious as a tiger. (Make it comparative)

(c) As I grew older, I chose my own reading. (Make it simple)

(d) it was a very lucky day. (Make it exclamatory)

(d) The Magi brought valuable gifts. (Make it complex)

(e) How time does fly! (Make it assertive)

(g) You must tell the truth. (negative without changing meaning)

Answers:

(a) At last it was found by her.

(b) A tiger is not more ferocious than he.

(c) On my growing older I chose my own reading.

(d) What a lucky day it was!

(e) The Magi brought gifts which were valuable

(f) Time flies very fast.

(g) You must not tell a lie.


Exercise — 11

(a) It is a mistake and I am sure of it. (Make it complex)

(b) They are so nice that they cannot be used just at present. (Make It simple)

(c) What could I do with a dollar and eighty seven cants? (Make it assertive)

(d) Cats kill mice. (Make it passive)

(e) I guess your hands are not as big as hers.

(f) Don't make any mistake. (Make it active)

(g) Every man is mortal (make it negative)

Answers:

(a) I am sure that it is a mistake

(b) They are too nice to be used just at present

(c) I could do nothing with a dollar and eighty seven cents.

Or, I had nothing to do with a dollar and eighty seven cents.

(d) Mice are killed by cats.

(e) I guess her hands are bigger than yours.

(f) Let not any mistake be made.

(g) No man is immortal


Exercise — 12

(a) They blamed him for their sufferings and their thirst. (Make it interrogative without change of meaning).

(b) She waved him aside with an airy gesture. (Make it compound)

(c) When he found me, he acted crazy. (Make it simple)

(d) The forbidden book lasted longer than all the rest. (Make it superlative)

(e) She lighted the gas and went to work. (Make it complex)

(1) What an exciting match it was! (Make it assertive)

(g) Instruct the boy to be attentive (Make it passive)

Answers:

(a) Didn't they blame him for their sufferings and their thirst?

(b) She made an airy gesture and waved him aside.

(c) Finding me, he acted crazy.

(d) The forbidden book lasted the longest of all the rest.

(e) She went to work after she had lighted the gas

(f) It was a very exciting match.

(g) let the boy be instructed to be attentive


Exercise — 13

(a) The marriage ceremony was over and the guests were going to the feast. (Make it simple)

(b) For myself I chose the cheapest dish on the menu and that was a mutton chop. (Make it complex)

(c) I am sure it is a mistake. (Make it compound)

(d) At first the sound of the boy dragging the brush annoyed me. (Make it passive)

(e) Foyot's is one of the most expensive restaurants (Make it positive)

(f) The heat was very terrible. (Make it exclamatory)

(g) You must tell the truth, (Make it negative without changing the meaning).

Answers:

(a) The marriage ceremony being over the guests were going to the feast.

(b) For myself I chose the mutton chop which was the cheapest dish on menu.

(c) It is a mistake and I am sure of it,

(d) At first I was annoyed at the sound of the boy dragging brush

(e) Very few restaurants are so expensive as Foyot's

(f) How terrible the heat was!

(g) You can not but tell the truth


Exercise — 14

(a) The old sailor saw a ship coming towards them (Make it passive)

(b) Their supply of drinking water was finished. (Make it native)

(e) As he fall a great love for them, he blessed them from heart(make it compound)

(d) I was well into my work and not inclined to conversation (Make complex)

(e) We waited for the asparagus while it was being cooked. (Make simple)

(f) His hair was the colour of the corn shocks (Make A interrogative without change of meaning)

(g) My hair grows awfully fast. (Make it exclamatory)

Answers:

(a) A ship was seen coming towards them by the old sailor

(b) They finished their supply of drinking water

(c) He fell a great love for them and blessed them from heart.

(d) Since I was well into my work. I was not inclined to conversation,

(e) We waited for the asparagus to be cooked.

(f) Wasn't his hair the colour of the com shocks?

(g) How fast my hair grows!

Exercise — 15

(a) Jim and Della ware as wise as the Magi. (Make it negative without changing the meaning)

(b) Nobody could ever count my love for you (Make it interrogative)

(c) Of all who give and receive gifts these two were the wisest. (Make it comparative)

(d) When my mutton chop arrived, she took me seriously to task (Make it simple)

(e) For myself I chose the cheapest dish on the menu and that was a mutton chop. (Make it Complex)

(f) I am sure it is a mistake. (make it compound)

(g) She found it at last (Make it Passive)

Answers:

(a) Jim and Della were not less wise than the Magi

(b) Who could ever count my love for you?

(c) These two were wiser than all who give and receive gifts.

(d) On the arrival of my mutton chop, she took me seriously to task

(e) For myself I chose the mutton chop which was the cheapest dish on the menu

(f) it is a mistake and I am sure of it.

(g) At last it was found by her


Exercise — 16

(a) She addressed me brightly. (Make it passive)

(b) I was introduced to the plays and poems. (Make it active)

(c) The lady guest said to the writer that he was a humorist.(Make it simple)

(d) There were two people on board. (Make it complex)

(e) Whist an idea (Make it assertive)

(f) None trusts a liar (Make it interrogative without change of meaning)

(g) The mutton chop was the cheapest dish on the menu. (Make it comparative)

Answers:

(a) I was addressed brightly by ner.

(b) My grandmother/She introduced me to the plays and poems

(c) The lady guest called the writer a humorist

(d) There were two people who were on board.

(e) It's a great idea

(f) Who trusts a liar?

(g) The mutton chop was cheaper than any other dish on the menu.

Exercise — 17

(a) Forgetting him, I went outside the cabin. (Make it compound)

(b) I have had my revenge at last. (Make it interrogative without changing the meaning)

(c) It was a very lucky day. (Make it exclamatory)

(d) The old sailor killed the albatross. (Make it passive)

(e) He dug a deeper hole and steadied it. (Make it simple)

(f) I ate only one thing (Make it negative without changing the meaning)

(g) This pony is better trained than yours (Make it a sentence of positive degree)

Answers:

(a) I forgot him and went outside the cabin

(b) Haven't I had my revenge at last?

(c) What a lucky day it was!

(d) The albatross was killed by the old sailor.

(e) Digging a deeper hole, he steadied it.

(1) I ate not more than one thing.

(g) Your pony is as well trained as this.


Exercise — 18

(a) Don't make any mistake. (Make it passive)

(6) The Christmas gifts were hugged by her to her bosom (Make it active)

(c) Though the watch was grand, Jim looked at it on the sly. (Make it compound)

(d) They are quite mistaken (Make it interrogative without change meaning)

(e) I read them for pleasure (Make it complex)

(f) She blinked her spinister's eyes which were honest. (Make it simple)

(g) What a pitiable sight! (make it assertive)

Answers:

(a) Let not any mistake be made.

(b) She hugged the Christmas gifts to her bosom.

(e) The watch was grand but im looked at it on the sly.

(d) Arent they quite mistaken?

(e) I read them so that I could get pleasure.

(f) She blinked her honest spinister's eyes

(g) it is a very pitiable sight.


Exercise — 19

(a) I was too young to have learned to say no to a woman (Make compound)

(b) perhaps you have seen a pier glass (Make it passive)

(c) I was filled with a passionate resentment (Make it active)

(d) Had I but a friend to support me! (Make it assertive)

(e) He is as ferocious as a tiger. (Make it comparative)

(1) No one wants to teed all the time off one dish only. (Make it interrogative without change of meaning)

(g) I was saved because I had shown a true love for all living things (take it simple)

Answers:

(a) I was very young and had not learned to say no to a woman.

(b) Perhaps a pier glass has been seen by you.

(c) A passionate resentment filled me

(d) I wish I had a friend to support me

(e) A tiger is not more ferocious than he

(1) Who wants to feed all the time off che dish only?

(g) I was saved because of my showing a true love for all living things.


Exercise — 20

(a) The marriage ceremony was over and the guests were all going to the feast (Make it simple)

(b) How time does fly (Make it assertive)

(c) My ankles were weak and I was slow in learning to walk.( Make it complex)

(d) It burns the prettiest of any wood (Make it comparative)

(e) It surely had been made for Jim. (Make it interrogative without change of meaning)

(f) She was ransacking the stores for Jim's present. (Make it passive)

(g) He was needed for work at the orphanage (Make it active)

Answers:

(a) The marriage ceremony being over, the guests were all going to the feast.

(b) Time flies very fast.

(c) Since my ankles were weak, I was slow in learning to walk.

(d) it bums prettier than any other wood.

(0) Hadn't it surely been made for Jim?

(f) The stores were being ransacked by her for Jim's present.

(g) The orphanage authority needed him for work at the orphanage.


Exercise — 21

(a) He has been punished (Make it active)

(b) My hair grows very fast. (Make it exclamatory)

(c) Jim and Della sacrificed the greatest treasures of their house. (make it Passive)

(d) The Magi brought valuable gifts. (Make it complex)

(e) Day after day the ship rested unmoving: (Make it negative without change of meaning)

(f) She gave me the impression that she had more teeth. (Make it simple)

(g) They could not drink the salty sea-water. (Make it interrogative without change of meaning)

Answers:

(a) God/Someone has punished him.

(b) How fast my hair grows!

(c)No other treasure of Jim and Della's house was as great as the treasures that they had sacrificed.

(d) The gifts that the Magi brought were valuable

(e) Day after day the ship could not move.

(1) She gave me the impression of having more teeth.

(g) Could they drink the salty sea-water?


Exercise — 22

(a)Jerry had cut an astonishing amount of wood. (Make it passive).

(b)l was half awakened by the sound of chopping (Make it active)

c)The other sailors were angry with the old man who had shot the albatross (Make it simple).

(d) The door opened and Jim stepped in (Make it complex).

(e) The mutton chop was the cheapest food on the menu. (Make it Positive)

(f) How exciting is the first day at Cox's Bazar! (Make it assertive).

(g) The Dillingham youngs took a mighty pride in their possessions. (Make it Interrogative without change of meaning)

Answers:

(a) An astonishing amount of wood had been cut by Jerry

(b)The sound of chopping hall awakened me.

(c)The other sailors were angry with the old man for shooting the albatross.

(d) When the door opened, Jim stepped in

(e)No other food on the menu was as cheap as the mutton chop.

(f) The first day at Cox's Bazar is very exciting

(g)Didn't the Dillingham youngs take a mighty pride in their possessions?

Exercise — 23

(a) You were only four when you came here. (Make it simple).

(b)How time does fly! (Make it assertive).

(c)But one day I shot the bird. (Make it passive).

(d) The dog lay close to him and found a comfort there. (make it complex)

(e) They are the Magi. (Make it interrogative without change of meaning)

(f) But this forbidden book lasted longer than all the rest. (Make it superlative).

(9)The sailors throats were so dry that they could not speak. (Make it compound).

Answers:

(a) You came here at the age of only four..

(b) Time flies very fast.

(c) But one day the bird was shot by me

(d) When the dog lay close to him, it found a comfort there.

(e) Arent they the Magi?.

(1) But this forbidden book fasted the longest of all the rest

(g) The sailors throats were very dry and they could not speak

Exercise — 24

(a) As I grew older. I chose my own reading. (Make it a simple sentence).

(b) I went outside the cabin having forgotten him. (Make it complex),

(c) Jerry is the best boy the writer has ever found (Make it positive)

(d) Never eat more than one thing. (Make it passive)

(e) He was the only man alive on a wide sea. (Make it interrogative without change of meaning).

(f) My hair grows very fast: (Make it exclamatory)

(g) All men are mortal (Make it negative without changing the meaning)

Answers:

(a) I chose my own reading with the growth of my age.

(b) As I had forgotten him, I went outside the cabin.

(c) No other boy the writer has ever found is so good as Jerry

(d) Let never more than one thing be eaten.

(e) Wasn't he the only man alive on a wide sea?

(f) How fast my hair grows!

(g) No man is immortal


Exercise — 25

(a) The old sailor watched the people walking past him. (Make it passive).

(b) How time does fly! (Make it assertive).

(c) In my polite way I discoursed on the condition of the drama in the Balkans. (Make it interrogative without change of meaning).

(d) When I paid the bill, I found that I had only enough for a quite inadequate tip. (Make it compound.)

(e) They are the wisest. (Make it comparative).

(f) realized that there were other books better written than the penny bloods. (Make it simple).

(g) She was very talkative (Make it exclamatory)

Answers:

(a) The people were watched by the old sailor walking past him.

(b) Time flies very fast.

(c) Didn't I discourse on the condition of the drama in the Balkans in my polite way?

(d) I paid the bill and found only enough for a quite inadequate tip.

(e) They are wiser than any other man.

f) l realized the other books better written than the penny-bloods

(g)How talkative she was!



Exercise — 26

(a) The door was opened by a Christian (Make it active)

(b) I will reward her tomorrow for this good deed. (Make it passive)

(c) You were only four when you came here. (Make it simple)

(d) I might have dry fire material in case of wet weather.( make it complex)

(e) Della and Jim were not leas wise than the Megi. (Make it positive)

(f) How does time fly! (Make it Assertive)

g) He went there of his own accord. (Make it interrogative without change of meaning)

Answers:

(a) A Christian opened the door.

(b) She will be rewarded by me tomorrow for this good deed.

c) You were only four at the time of your coming here.

Or. Only at four you came here.

(d) I might have dry fire material if there were any wet weather

(e) Della and Jim were as wise as the Magi

f) Time flies very fast.

(a) Did he not go there of his own accord?

Exercise — 27

(a) It came nearer and they saw that it had no crew. (Make it complex)

(b) Never eat more than one thing for luncheon (Make it passive)

c) I went to work, closing the door. (Make it compound)

(d) She was like a star twinkling in a cloudless sky. (Make it interrogative without change of meaning)

(e) How deep her love for Jim was! (Make it assertive)

(1) Ali is the tallest boy in the class. (Make it comparative)

(g) He went to the door on which he found some words inscribed in letters of gold. (Make it simple)

Answers:

(a) When it came nearer, they saw that it had no crew

(b) Let never more than one thing for luncheon be eaten.

(c) I closed the door and went to work.

(d) Was she not like a star twinkling in a cloudless sky?

(e) Her love for Jim was very deep.

(f) Ali is taller than any other boy in the class.

(g) Going to the door, he found some words inscribed in letters of gold.

Exercise — 28

(a) jim was never late: (Make it affirmative)

(b) She was very talkative. (Make it exclamatory)

(c) I must not condemn her without knowing. (Make it complex)

(d) Iron is more useful than any other metal (Make a positive)

(e) I never eat more than one thing (Make it passive)

(f) They could drink the salty sea water. (Make it an interrogative without the change of meaning)

(g) I did not know why it disturbed me. (Make it compound)

Answers:

(a) jim was always punctual.

(b) How talkative she was!

(c) I must not condemn her as I do not know her.

(d) No other metal is so useful as iron

(e) More than one thing is never eaten by me.

(f) Could they not drink the salty sea water

(g) I did not know the reason but it distrubed me.


Exercise — 29

(a)The porter quickly drained his cup. (Make it passive)

(b)The albatross is a big sea bird and it brings good luck to sailors. (Make it complex)

(c)The porter took up his basket and followed her. (Make it simple)

(d) I have had my revenge at last. (Make it interrogative without changing the meaning)

(e)While we were waiting for the coffee, the head waiter brought a basket of peaches. (Make it compound)

(f) It was a very lucky day (Make it exclamatory)

(g) The porter was the cleverest of all in the company.(Make it comparative)

Answers:

(a) The cup was quickly drained by the porter.

(b) The albatross is a big sea bird which brings good luck to sailors.

(c) Taking up his basket, the porter followed her.

(d) Have I not had my revenge at last?

(e) We were waiting for the coffee and then the head waiter brought a basket of peaches.

(f) What a lucky day it was!

(g) The porter was cleverer than all other persons in the company.

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