Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Transformation"

The meaning of "Transformation" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I guess I wasn't expecting such a transformation. mean?
A: I did not anticipate this change.
Q: What does The attempted transformation of the Indian by the white man and the chaos that has resulted are but the fruits of the white man's disobedience of a fundamental and spiritual law. mean?
A: This sentence confuses me very much, but I'll answer your questions.

1. The "but" in this sentence means "only" or "merely."
It's not something you'd hear in normal conversation, unless somebody was trying to be poetic.

2. I'm assuming "spiritual law" means a law that pertains to your soul.
I really hope I help with this!

Synonyms of "Transformation" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between transformation and makeover ?
A: If you say makeover, someone will think you are talking about a girl getting new makeup and clothes. But you can add a few other nouns in front of it to mean "a new (noun)". For example:

Home makeover = New home
The company went through a total makeover. = The company became completely new.


A transformation is more general term for a big change.
Q: What is the difference between transformation and transition ?
A: That's a good question. A transition is definitely also a transformation , wheras a transformation is not nevessarily a transition.

A transition is a gradual changing of something into something else typically over a relatively long period of time. It can also be used as a verb ,

e.g China's industry is transitioning into an an AI driven industry.

Transform is the more general word and is used to indicate a stepwise processs that changes X into Y. It typically takes a bit of time but can also be sudden. Generally speaking it's also more used as a word. In contrast to transition transformations don't have to be as gradual or take place over a long period of time.

e.g He suddenly transformed into a wolf, notice that this involes several changed but happens quickly
Q: What is the difference between transformation and transmutation ?
A: The difference is that transforming is a great change to one’s appearance or form, whilst transmuting is changing, transforming or converting one thing to another (or from one state or form to another).
Q: What is the difference between transformation and transition ?
A: • Transition - the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another:
"Students in transition from one program to another."
• Transformation -a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance:
"Its landscape has undergone a radical transformation."
Q: What is the difference between how transformation and what a transformation ?
A: "how transformation" suena mal

You look so much better! What a transformation!
How did he achieve/manage such an impressive transformation?

Other questions about "Transformation"

Q: transformations
A: 56. If only I hadn't taken part in the reality show.
57. He succeeded in passing this driving test.
58. Despite the book being inexpensive, I couldn't affort to buy it.
Q: i have seen her transformation from a little afraid girl to a mature one. does this sound natural?
A: I have seen her transformation from a frightened little girl to a strong woman.
Q: Could you do this transformation for me, please?
Many people thought Steve had stolen the money.
Steve ...
A: I'm a little confused, what is wrong with the sentence? Would you like me to complete it?
And also, "transformation" seems a little awkward in that sentence, instead you can use "change".
"Can you change this sentence for me, please?"
Q: .Sentence transformation

1. The number of MPs of Muslim faith has doubled compared to previous elections.
- MPs of Muslim faith are twice as many as previous elections.

2. The stricter the censorship, the greater the chance it will gain foreign attention.
- The stricter the censorship, the more likely it will gain foreign attention.

3. "We don't share the decisions taken by the government", the opposition spokesman said.
- The oppositiob spokesman said he does noto agree on the decisions taken by the government.

4. We think human rights should be preserved.
- We believe in human rights preservation.

5. Britain must stick to its obligations regardless of what our neighbours in Europe allow.
- Britain must stick to its obligations no matter what our neighbours in Europe allow.

4 does this sound natural?
A: @Alex1: I would change "agree on" to "agree with".

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