Transformation of sentences | 10 Rules & Easy Examples:

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Transformation of sentences means changing a sentence from one form to another form. But with this transformation, we did not change the meaning of a sentence.

Understanding the types of sentences is necessary before transforming sentences

There are three types of sentences.

  • Compound sentence
  • Complex sentence
  • Compound complex sentence

In this topic, we learn how we can change one form of a sentence into another form.

Transformation of Sentences| Simple Sentences into the Complex Sentences:

It is very easy to transform a simple sentence into a complex sentence. We can easily change the sentence by expanding a word or phrase into a clause.

 And by reversing the same step, we can convert the Complex sentence into a simple sentence. When we removed the phrase or word from the clause it becomes a simple sentence.

Transformation of sentences

Transformation of sentences Rules:

There are some important rules of transformation that are given below.

Rule no 1:

“Present participle” in this case for converting the simple sentence into a complex sentence. We add since/as/ when in the first half of the sentence.

Simple Sentence: Shut the gate, I went back to the office

Complex Sentence: When I shut the gate, I went back to the office.

 Rule no 2:

“Being/ verb+ing”   in this case for converting the simple sentence into a complex sentence. We add since/as/ when in the first half of the sentence.

Simple Sentence: After winning the match he cried.

Complex Sentence: As he won the match, he cried.

Rule no 3:

“Too /to” in this case for converting the simple sentence into a complex sentence. We add so/ that (negative).

Simple Sentence:  He is too weak to carry the bag.

Complex Sentence: He is too weak that she cannot carry the bag.

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Rule no 4:

“In spite of/ despite” in this case for converting the simple sentence into a complex sentence. We add though/although.

Simple Sentence:  In spite of being famous, he is hardworking

Complex Sentence: Though he is famous, he is working hard.

Rule no 5:

“To” in this case for converting the simple sentence into a complex sentence. We add “so that.”

Simple Sentence:  We drink water to live.

Complex Sentence: We drink water so that we can live.

Rule no 6:

“Because of”  in this case for converting the simple sentence into a complex sentence. We add since at the start of a sentence.

Simple Sentence:  Because of her illness, she could not join the party.

Complex Sentence: Since she was ill, she could not join the party.

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Rule no 7:

“Subject+ verb+ object+ present participle” in this case for converting the simple sentence into a complex sentence

Subject+ verb+ object+ relative pronoun of object+ be verb +tense according to relative pronoun+ remaining sentence.

Simple Sentence:  I saw a kite flying.

Complex Sentence: I saw a kite that was flying.

Rule no 8:

“Without” in this case for converting the simple sentence into a complex sentence. We add if/ in case of.

Simple Sentence:  Without adding the salt the rice will taste bad.

Complex Sentence: if you don’t add salt the rice will taste bad.

Rule no 9:

For converting the simple sentence into a complex sentence adjective will be converted into that /which.

Simple Sentence:  It was a red top.

Complex Sentence: It was a top that was red.

Rule no 10:

“At a time” ” in this case for converting the simple sentence into a complex sentence. We convert into when.

Simple Sentence:  He woke up at the time of the power cut.

Complex Sentence:  He woke up when it was power cut. Read more