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Transformation of Sentences

In each of the following items, sentence A is complete, but sentence B is not. Complete sentence B, making it as similar in meaning to sentence A.

1. A. She caught the bus and went to the university.

B. Having _______________________________________________________________________

2. A. If the thief apologises, he will be pardoned.

B. Unless _______________________________________________________________________

3. A. Only a fool would believe you.

B. None _______________________________________________________________________

4. A. The boys stood up when they saw the teacher.

B. Seeing _______________________________________________________________________

5. A. The sun was too hot for us to sit outside.

B. The sun was so _______________________________________________________________

6. A. Time is so precious that it cannot be wasted.

B. Time is too __________________________________________________________________

7. A. Gita is wearing a green frock and she is my sister.

B. Gita, who ___________________________________________________________________

8. A. As soon as Joe had seated himself, he asked for some water.

B. No sooner ___________________________________________________________________

9. A. Children should study hard to pass the examination.

B. Children should study hard so ___________________________________________________

10. A. The robber saw the people and took to his heels.

B. Seeing ______________________________________________________________________

11. A. One should have sympathy for the poor.

B. One should sympathise ________________________________________________________

12. A. Many years have passed since he wrote to me.

B. Many years ago ______________________________________________________________

 

Answers:

Rewrite the following sentences as directed:

1. A. She caught the bus and went to the university.

B. Having caught the bus, she went to the university.

2. A. If the thief apologises, he will be pardoned.

B. Unless the thief apologises, he will not be pardoned.

3. A. Only a fool would believe you.

B. None but a fool would believe you.

4. A. The boys stood up when they saw the teacher.

B. Seeing the teacher, the boys stood up.

5. A. The sun was too hot for us to sit outside.

B. The sun was so hot that we could not sit outside.

6. A. Time is so precious that it cannot be wasted.

B. Time is too precious to be wasted.

7. A. Gita is wearing a green frock and she is my sister.

B. Gita, who is wearing a green frock, is my sister.

8. A. As soon as Joe had seated himself, he asked for some water.

B. No sooner had Joe seated himself than he asked for water.

9. A. Children should study hard to pass the examination.

B. Children should study hard so that they might pass the examination.

10. A. The robber saw the people and took to his heels.

B. Seeing the people, the robber took to his heels.

11. A. One should have sympathy for the poor.

B. One should sympathise with the poor.

12. A. Many years have passed since he wrote to me.

B. Many years ago he had written to me.

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