It is a common thought in each one of us that why do we need to change or transform the sentences? By changing or transforming the sentences, you understand different varieties of expression in the English language. 

Here, let us understand the transformation of Interrogative to Assertive Sentences. But, before that let's check out their meanings with examples. 

What is Interrogative Sentence?

An interrogative sentence is a direct question and always ends with a question mark. In general, any question you ask is an interrogative sentence. 

There are three types of questions: Yes/No Question, Question-word Questions, Choice Questions. 

Examples: 

  • Is it raining? (This is a yes/no question) (Ans: No)
  • Why are you bored? (This is Question-word Question) (Ans: I have seen this movie before)
  • Do you like ice cream or pasta? (This is Choice Question) (Ans: Ice-Cream)

As the new pattern of the CLAT Exam includes comprehension-based passages, it is important for you to be aware of the English grammar in detail. 

What is an Assertive Sentence?

A sentence that creates a statement or facts is known as an Assertive sentence or a declarative sentence. Generally, the assertive sentence ends with a period (.). Assertive sentences can be either affirmative/positive or negative. 

Example:

  • He likes to play chess. (affirmative)
  • They are singing songs. 
  • The Sandwich was not tasty. (this is a negative sentence)

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How to convert an Assertive to Interrogative Sentence?

There are two simple steps you can follow to change the assertive sentence to an interrogative sentence without changing its meaning. 

Step 1: If the sentence is affirmative or positive convert it to negative. If negative then convert it to a positive sentence. 

Step 2: Move the helping verb to the first position in the sentence. 

Let us understand with an example:

Changing Interrogative to Assertive sentences

In few cases, when a question is affirmative, a negative answer is implied; and when a question is negative, an affirmative answer is implied. Hence an Interrogative sentence is often changed to an Assertive sentence and vice versa. 

(If you wondering what is affirmative, then here is the answer. Affirmative is 

Examples:

Interrogative Assertive
What is the use of this statue? There is no use of this status.
Can their glory ever fade? Their glory can never fade
Is he not a great fool? He is a great fool

Changing Assertive to Interrogative Sentences

Here are few examples of transforming assertive sentences into Interrogative sentences. 

Assertive Interrogative
Man cannot die better than facing fearful odds. How can man die better than facing fearful odds?
We bleed if you prick us.  If you prick us, do we bleed?
It does not matter if I fail.  What does it matter if I fail?

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How to change an assertive sentence to interrogative sentence?

  • If the sentence is affirmative or positive convert it to negative. If negative then convert it to a positive sentence. 
  • Move the helping verb to the first position in the sentence. 

Give examples for Assertive sentences

  • He likes to play chess. 
  • They are singing a song.
  • He is a good basketball player
  • She loves sandwich

Give examples for Interrogative sentences

  • Did you take your vitamin this morning?
  • When are the best days to go to the mall?
  • Did we make a cake for you ?
  • How many topics do you have to study?
  • What kind of music do you like?

What are the two forms of Assertive sentences?

The two forms for assertive sentences are:

  • Affirmative assertive sentence
  • negative assertive sentence