Transformational Relations as Elegant Variation in Writing

  • EA Chukwu


Transformational relations or relations of grammatical paraphrase describecontrasting syntactic structures possessing the same referential object andexpressing the same sense. The grammatical category, voice, exemplifiestransformations through its streamlined active-passive constructions. Thepredominance of the active expression makes many budding scholarsignorant of the alternative passivization. The formation of transformations,the verbs involved in transformation, the reasons for adopting passiveconstructions, the relevance of the expressions in fields of discourse areelucidated in detail as requisite skills for writing and speaking competently.In addition, transformational relations as sentential synonymy examinesentences with different structural frameworks as synonymous for embracingthe same truth conditions: the same referent, the same sense or meaning, and the same event in the real world. Generally, sentences that have the same necessary and sufficient conditions for determining their truth or falsity are paraphrase.

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eISSN: 2070-0083
print ISSN: 1994-9057