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    Transformation of sentence

    1. None of the things is cheap.

    2. All the things are not cheap.

    Is the second sentence the correct transformation of the first sentence?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Transformation of sentence

    It is a re-presentation that conveys the same information. It is not a very natural sentence.

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    Re: Transformation of sentence

    Thanks, 5jj.

    How would you transform the sentence?

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    #4

    Re: Transformation of sentence

    Why do you want to transform it? "Not cheap" doesn't mean "expensive" so something like "Everything is expensive" doesn't work. What is the purpose of the transformation?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Transformation of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Why do you want to transform it? "Not cheap" doesn't mean "expensive" so something like "Everything is expensive" doesn't work. What is the purpose of the transformation?
    The question is from a workbook and "Everything is expensive" is the answer given. I found that the answer is not quite appropriate.

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    Re: Transformation of sentence

    As Barb said, "Not cheap" doesn't mean "expensive". The answer is not appropriate.

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