Interchange affirmative and negative sentences

Meera is not a professional singer.

She still enrolled herself for the competition. I am not sure how will she perform?

The sentences highlighted in yellow are called Negative sentences. The sentence in green is an affirmative sentences.

We shall now discuss what negative and affirmative sentences are.

First we would insight into affirmative sentences.

Affirmative sentence is a sentence where the declaration is positive. It affirms something to be true.

Let us see few examples.

This is a positive declaration that she has many friends.

This is a positive statement that there are colorful pictures in the magazine.

Now will study about Negative Sentences

Negative sentences are the ones that state something false or the opposite of the truth. We use the words ‘not’, ‘no’ in a negative sentence.

Other commonly used negative words are: None, No one, Nothing, Nobody, Never, Neither

Let us have a look at some examples to understand better

The statement is negative as the person was ‘not’ able to do the difficult sum.

Doremon is ‘not’ happy with nobita. Hence, it is a negative sentence.

Now, we can interchange negative and affirmative sentences without changing its meaning.

There are a few points we should keep in mind for doing the same. We will learn them with the help of examples.

First point is use the word ‘not’ before the opposite of the word used in the affirmative sentence to make it negative.

Opposite of ‘beautiful’ is ‘ugly’, use the word ‘not’ before it. This makes the sentence negative.

If we have the word ‘alone/only’ in affirmative, change it to ‘None but’ to make the sentence negative.

If there is a number mentioned in the affirmative sentence, replace ‘only’ by ‘not more than’ to make the sentence negative.

Replace ‘Always by ‘Never’ for making the sentence negative.

Replace ‘as soon as’ by ‘No Sooner’.

Change ‘Everyone’ to ‘There is no one but’’ to make the sentence negative.

Remove the word ‘too’ from an affirmative sentence and use ‘so’ followed by ‘can not/could not’, to make it a negative one.

The comparisons in a sentence could be in a superlative degree or a comparative degree.

Let’s learn how to interchange such sentences with the help of examples.

‘Best’ is a superlative degree. Replace it by ‘No Other’, followed by ‘as good as’’ to make the sentence negative.

In case the sentence has comparative degree using ‘Than’, change it to ‘not so/as’, to make it negative.

Since Rita is taller we start the sentence with Sita to make the sentence negative.

To change the sentence affirmative to a negative one, use the same rules and apply them the other way round.

Let us see some examples for doing the same.

The most important rule is the removal of the word ‘not’ from the sentence to make the sentence affirmative. Opposite of ‘big’ is ‘small’ and ‘not’ is removed.

‘No other’ is replaced by ‘than all’ ’to make the sentence affirmative.

Revision

Affirmative sentence is a sentence where the declaration is positive. It affirms something to be true.

Negative sentences are the ones that state something false or the opposite of the truth. We use the words ‘not’, ‘no’ after the verbs in a negative sentence.

We can interchange Negative and affirmative sentences keeping a few rules in mind.

First point is use the word ‘not’ before the opposite of the word used in the affirmative sentence to make it negative.

If we have the word ‘alone/only’ in affirmative change it to ‘None but’ to make the sentence negative.

Change ‘Always’ to ‘Never’ for making the sentence negative. Change ‘As soon as’ to ‘No Sooner’.

Replace ‘Everyone’ by ‘There is no one but’’ to make the sentence negative.

Remove the word ‘too’ from the affirmative sentence and replace it by ‘so’, followed by ‘can not/could not’’.

In case of comparisons being made in an affirmative sentence, change ‘best’ to ‘No Other’, to make the sentence negative.

The End!