Transformation of Sentences

Transformation of a sentence means changing the form of a sentence without changing its meaning or sense. There are different methods of transforming sentences.

Interchanging kinds of sentences and Interchanging phrases and clauses.

If a sentence has only one subject and one predicate (one independent clause), it is called a simple sentence.

If a sentence is made up of two or more main or principal clauses, it is called a compound sentence. These clauses are always joined by a coordinating conjunction.

If a sentence consists of one main clause and one or more subordinate clauses, it is called a complex sentence. A complex sentence contains a subordinating conjunction.

A simple sentence can be converted into a compound sentence by expanding a word or a phrase into a coordinating clause and by connecting the clauses using a coordinating conjunction.

A simple sentence may be converted into a complex sentence by expanding a word or a phrase into a subordinate clause (noun clause, adverb clause or adjective clause).

A simple sentence can be converted into complex by expanding a noun or a noun phrase into a noun clause.

An adverbial clause is a clause that functions as an adverb. It contains a subject and a predicate.

An adjective clause is a subordinate clause which contains a subject and a verb. It starts with a relative pronoun (who, whom, whose, that or which) or a relative adverb (when, where, why) and functions as an adjective.

A compound sentence consists of two or more independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction.

A complex sentence consists of one independent clause and one or more subordinate clauses.

Adjective phrases and clauses qualify the noun(s) that comes before or comes after them.

A phrase that does the function of an adverb is known as an adverb phrase. Adverb clauses describe when, where, with what purpose, why, on what condition or how an action is done.

A noun phrase works as the subject or object in a sentence. A noun clause also does the work of a noun.

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