Change the following passage into indirect speech.
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” Hae you offered your prayer today?” I said to my cousin. “No. I have forgotten,” he said. ” That’s bad,” I said. “We must pray to the Almighty every day
Answer: I asked my cousin if he had offered his prayer that day. He answere in the negative that he had fogotten. I said to him that that was bad. I added that we had to pray to the Almighty everyday.
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“Have you taken your meal, Tania?” said the mother. “Yes. I have taken my meal,” replied Tania. ” Will you eat any fruit? Eat some mangoes.” the mother said.
Answer: The Mother addressed Tania by her (T) name and asked if she (T) had taken her (T) meal. Tania answered in the iffirmative that she had taken her meal. Then the mother asked her (T) if she (m) would eat any fruit. She (T) told her (m) to eat some mangoes.
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“My sons, a great treasure lies hidden in the land there. I am going to leave it as I shall die soon.” said the old father. Being curious, the sons said, “How shall we find it?” “You must dig the land for it.” said the old man.
Answer: The old father addressed the sons and told them that a great treasure laid hidden in the land there. He added that he was going to leave it as he would die soon. Being curious, the sons asked their father how they would find that. Then the old man told them that they had to dig the land for that.
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The teacher said to the student. “Have you prepared your lesson today?” “No, sir,” replied the student. The teacher said, “Why have you not prepared?” ” I was suffering from headache yesterday,” replied the student.
Answer: The teacher asked the student of he had prepared his lesson that day. The student respectfully Z replied that he had not. The teacher again adked why he had not prepared his lesson. The student replied that he had been suffering from headahe the previous day.
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Lubna said to me. “Have you finished reading the book I gave you yesterday?” “Yes. I have finished reading the book. I replied. “What an interesting book it is I wish I could borrow the book earlier.” Is.aid “Will you return the book to me today? she asked.
Answer: Lubna asked me if I had finiihed reading the book that she had given me the previous day. I answered in the affirmative that I had finished reading the book. I exclaimed in wonder that it was a very interesting hook. I wished if I could borrow the book earlier. Lubna asked me ifl would return the bodk to her that day.
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“Why were you absent?” said the teacher. “The Headteacher is very angry with you. Go to him at once.” “I was seriously ill,” said Papia.
Answer: The teacher asked Papia why she had been absent. He added that the Headteacher’ was very angry with her. Then he suggested her to go to him (h) at once. Papia answered that she had been seriously ill.
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Takrim said to Srabon, “When does your JSC Examination commence?” “commences on the 1st November,” said he “Your JSC examination is knocking at the door and you don’t have a lot of time, said Takrim. “You’re right,” said Srabon. “And I’m learning my lessons with profound attention.”
Answer: Takrim asked Srabon when his (S) JSC examination comgienced. Srabon replied Takrim that it commenced qn the 1st November. Then Takrim told him (S) that his (S) JSC examination was knocking at the door and he (S) didn’t have a lot of time. At this Srabon said that he (T) was right. He (S) added that he (S) was learning his (S) lessons with profound attention.
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“I’ve lost my tooth,” said Samira. “How ugly will I look!” “Don’t worry,” said Mina. “Just put your tooth into a rat’s hole and a rat will give you one of its finest teeth,” Samira said.
Answer: Samira told Mina that she had loss her tooth. She (S) also exclaimed with surp rise that she (S) I would look very ugly. Mma adviceg her not to worry. She (M) also told her .(S) to put her tooth into a rat’s hole. She (M) added that a rat would give her (S) one of its finest teeth.
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My friend said to me. “Why are you reading at this hour? It is time for prayer. Let us go out for a walk after saying a prayer.” “Yes, I agree with you.” said I. “I have been suffering from fever for a long time.” said the student.
Answer: My friend asked me why I was reading at that hour. He added that it was time for prayer. He also suggested me that we should go out for a walk after saying prayer. I answered in the affirmative and told that I agreed with him. The student said that he had been suffering from fever for a long time.
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Father said to Rina. “Do you know why I have sent you to school?” Rina said. “Yes. I know, I have been sent to school to receive education,” “Right,” said he.
Answer: Father asked Rina if she knew why he had sent her to school. Rina replied in the affirmative and said that she knew. She added that she had been sent to school to recejve education. At that, father said that she was right.