Change the following sentences as directed in the brackets.
Change in Sentences – 31
(a) The bee is a very industrious insect. (negative)
(b) Very few insects are as industrious as the bee. (comparative)
(c) It flies from flower to flower to collect honey. (interrogative)
(d) In winter, it does not remain active. (affirmative)
(e) We should follow the life of a bee. (passive)
Answer: (a) The bee is not a lazy insect at all. (b) The bee is more industrious than most other insects. (c) Doesn’t it fly from flower to flower to collect honey? ( d) In winter, it remains inactive. ( e) The life of a bee should be followed by us.
Change in Sentences – 32
(a) Trees are our best friends. (negative)
(b) Very few things are as useful as trees. (superlative)
(e) They are a great source of food and vitamins. (interrogative)
(d) Various kinds of fruits are given by them. (active)
(e) We use them for various purposes. (passive)
Answer: (a) Trees are nothing but our best-friends. (b) Trees are one of the most usefull things. (c) Aren’t they a greafsource of food and vitamins? (d) They give various kinds of fruits. (e) They are· used for various purposes.
Change in Sentences – 33
(a) Everybody works hard to gain his object. (negative)
(b) Life is nothing but struggle. (interrogative)’
(c) who does not want to succeed in life? (assertive)
(d) Industry brings success. (passive)
(e) The industry is the most important secret for shining in life. (Positive)
Answer: (a) Nobody works less to gain his object. (b) Is life anything but a struggle? (e) Everyone wants to succed in life. (d) Success is brought by industry. (e) No other secter for shining in life is so important as industry
Change in Sentences – 34
(a) Gold is the most precious metal. (Positive)
(b) It is bought by wealthy persons. (Active)
(c) Every woman-likes it. (Negative)
(d) The price of gold is increasing day by day. (Interrogative)
(e) Not only women but men also use it. (Affirmative)
Answer: (a) No other metal is so/as precious as gold. (b) The wealthy persons buy it. ( c) There is no woman but likes it. Or, No woman dislikes it. (d) Isn’t the price of gold increasing day by day? Or, Is not the price of gold increasing day by day? (e) Both women and men use it.
Change in Sentences – 35
(a) I was startled when I saw the bill of fare (Simple).
(b) The prices were higher than I had anticipated (Negative).
(c) She reassured me that she did not eat anything for luncheon (Compound).
( d) I told her not to say that (Passive).
( e) She felt happy at my generosity (Interrogative).
Answer: (a) Seeing the bill of fare, I was startled. Or, I was startled to seethe bill of fare. (b) The prices were not lower than I had anticipated. ( c) She did not eat anything for luncheon and she reassured me of it. (d) She was told not to say that by me. ( e) Didn’t she feel happy at my generosity?
Change in Sentences – 36
(a) The old man was unable to carry the load. (Negative)
(d) Very few metals are so precious as gold. (Comparative)
( c) Cricket is a very exciting game. (Exclamatory)
(d) Don’t go out in the rain. (Assertive)
( e) Promises should be kept. (Active)
Answer: (a) The old man was not able to carry the load. (b) Gold is more precious than most other metals. (c) What an exciting game cricket is! ( d) You should not go out in the rain (e) One should keep one’s promises.
Change in Sentences – 37
(a) On my return, they asked me many questions (Make it Complex).
(b) I answered all of their questions successfully (Make it Passive). They were pleased with me.
( c) None of them had any more confusion about what I did (Make it SimPle). I also very much happy to see them pleased.
(d) When I arrived home, my mother was overwhelmed with joy to see me (Make it-Simple). I was also so much emotion that I could not hold my tears.
(e) Mother did the same (Mak it Passive). For the first time I knew. people shed tears not only at the sorrowful events but also at the happy events.
Answer: (a) After I had returned, they asked me many questions. Or, When l returned, they asked me many questions. (b) All their questions were answered successfully by me. ( c) None of them had anymore confusion about my deads. ( d) On my arrival at home, my mother was overwhelmed with joy to see me. (e) The sanie were done by mother.
Change in Sentences – 38
(a) Two Eids are the greatest festivals for Muslims. (Comparative)
(b) Very few festivals delight as much as the two Eids. (Superlative)
( c) People forget their miseries for the time being. (Interrogative)
( d) Different types of sweets are prepared. (Active)
(e) People do not wear old clothes on the occasion of Eids. (Affirmative)
Answer: (a) Two Eids are greater than all other festivals for the Muslims. (b) The two Eids are among the festivals which delight most. (c) Don’t people forget their’miseries for the time being? ( d) People prepare different types of sweets. (e) People wear new cloths on the occasion of Eids.
Change in Sentences – 39
(a) Corruption is a curse to a nation (Negative)
(b) It is more dreadful than any other problem (Superlative)
( c) It prevails in every walk of our life (Interrogative)
( d) It paralyzes the whole nation (Passive)
( e) We cannot but stand against corruption (Affirmative)
Answer: (a) Corruption is not a boon/blessing to a nation. (b) It is the most dreadful problem. (c) Doesn’t it prevail in every walk of our life? (d) The whole nation js paralysed by it. (e) We must stand agairist corruption.
Change in Sentences – 40
The first and foremost duty of a student is to acquire knowledge.
(a) No other duty of a student is more important than study (Superlative)
(b) They are assets to the nation. (Interrogative)
(c) Proper emphasis should be given on their study (Active)
(d) They must be punctual, industrious and truthful (Negative)
( e) A good student shouldn’t be unconscious of politics (Affirmative)
Answer: (a) Study is the most important duty of a student. (b) Aren’t they assets to the nation? ( c) They should give proper emphasis on their study. (d) They cannot but be punctual, industrious and truthful. (e) A good student should be conscious of politics.