Positive to Negative Sentence

Transformation of a sentence is the change of form of the sentence without changing the meaning.

In this post, you will find important rules, patterns, and examples.

Positive to Negative Sentence

Positive to Negative Sentence Conversion


Positive to Negative Sentence Pattern 1


By using ‘no’/’not and the opposite word

[Opposite words: only > none but; always/ever > never; good > bad; right > left/wrong; etc.)

SENTENCE [Positive]TRANSFORMED [Negative]
Only a fool can say this.None but a fool can say this.
He is a dull boy.He is not an intelligent boy.
Life is a bed of thorns.Life is not a bed of roses.
Keep to the left.Do not keep to the right.
Can I ever forget you?I can never forget you.

Positive to Negative Sentence Pattern 2


By using double Negative

SENTENCE [Positive]TRANSFORMED [Negative]
He turned every stone.He left no stone unturned.
He is a good boy.It is not that he is not a good boy.

Positive to Negative Sentence Pattern 3


By changing a positive statement to a negative question by using a negative phrase

SENTENCE [Positive] TRANSFORMED [Negative]
He is a great fool.Is he not a great fool?
We love our motherland.Do we not love our motherland?

Positive to Negative Sentence Pattern 4


By changing the degree

SENTENCE [Positive] TRANSFORMED [Negative]
I am as great as you.You are not greater than I.
He is greater than I.I am not as (so) great as he is.

Positive to Negative Sentence Pattern 5


By using ‘no sooner….than’/’but

SENTENCE [Positive] TRANSFORMED [Negative]
It always pours.It never rains but pours.
The train left when we reached the station.No sooner had we reached the station, than the train left.
[Or] No sooner did we reach the station than the train left.

Positive to Negative Sentence Pattern 6


By removing ‘too….to’ by ‘so….thať

SENTENCE [Positive] TRANSFORMED [Negative]
He is too tired to work anymore.He is so tired that he cannot work anymore.
He is too clever to manage.He is so clever that he cannot be managed
The news is too good to be true.The news is so good that it cannot be true.

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