1. Transform the voice of the sentence.
The company had been founded by Edgar Shrewd and Timothy Thrifty.
2. Transform the sentence into indirect speech.
"What kind of questions are they?" asked Steven eagerly.
3. Transform the sentence into 'there + to be' pattern.
Every subject was boring and unexciting, except for Mathematics.
4. Transform the sentence into state pattern.
Mr Shrewd thought deeply for a few moments.
5. Transform the sentence into Complex Subject pattern.
They expected their sons and daughters to follow in their footsteps into the family firm.
6. Transform the sentence into Complex Object pattern.
He followed his father to pick up all there was to know about running the company.