Transformation of Sentences Types and Example Sentences
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Transformation of Sentences
There are three types of Transformation of sentences. Those are:
- Simple Sentences
- Complex Sentences and
- Compound Sentences
What is Clause?
There will be a subject and a predicate as a set of words in the phrase, but it will not be regarded as a complete sentence. There are two sorts of clauses. Those are:
1. Independent Clause:
- There is a subject and a predicate in this sentence.
- independent clause can be used as a standalone sentence or as part of a multi-clause sentence
- employs conjunctions such as – or, for, nor, so, yet, and but…
Example: We visited Agra, but we did not go to the Taj Mahal.
2. Dependent Clause:
- that has a subject and a predicate
- cannot be used as a sentence
- always be a part of a sentence, on which it depends for meaning.
A dependent clause is of three types: Adjective Clause, Adverb Clause, and Noun Clause.
- Adjective Clause (Relative Clause):
An adjective clause, also known as a relative clause, is a clause that precedes a noun or pronoun to change or modify it, such as who, which, that, where, when, whose, whom, whoever, and so on.
This is a resort that we saw on the TV.
The Lady who was our tour guide is an American.
- Adverb Clause or Adverbial Clause:
An adverbial clause or subordinate clause is a type of dependent clause that starts with subordinating conjunctions like – because, although, when, if, until, as if, etc.
The drunk guy spent the night on the road.
They wanted to go to the Nice.
- Noun Clause:
When a clause serves as the complement in a sentence, it is referred to as a noun clause. It begins with the same terms as adjective clauses, for example, that, who, when, which, where, whether, why, and how.
What we saw at the Spiderman: No Way Home movie was amazing.
When in a sentence that has one independent clause it is called a simple sentence.
Example: She confessed her illegal act.
A complicated sentence consists of one main clause and one or more subordinate clauses.
Example: She confessed that she was guilty of her illegal act.
A compound sentence is when there are many major clauses in a sentence.
Example: I went to watch a movie named Maze Runner, but the movie was already houseful.
Transforming Simple Sentences into Complex Sentences:
It is simple to convert simple sentences to complex sentences. This may be accomplished simply by turning a word or phrase into a clause. In addition, we can use the same method to convert Complex Sentences to Simple Sentences. This may be accomplished by converting a sentence into a word or phrase.
Here are some examples:
Simple Sentence: Closing the door, I went back to school.
Complex Sentence: When I closed the door, I went back to school.
Simple Sentence: After winning a beauty contest she cried a lot.
Complex Sentence: As she won the beauty contest, she cried a lot.
Simple Sentence: She is too weak to carry the box.
Complex Sentence: She is so weak that he cannot carry the box.
Simple sentence: She eats to live.
Complex Sentence: She eats so that she can live.