Change the following passage into indirect speech.
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The father asked his daughter if she knew why he had sent her to school. The daughter answered in the affirmative that she knew. She told her father that she had been sent to school to learn to read and write.
Answer: The father said to his daughter, “Do you know why I have sent you to school? The daughter did, “Yes. I know I have been sent to school to learn to read and write.”
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The·teacher asked the boy why he (b) didn’t attend the classes. He (t) added that he (b) couldn’t expect good results unless he (b) attended classes as he ( t) told him (b ) Then the boy respectfully said that he (b) was sorry He (b) also added that he (b) had offended him (t) Then the teacher thanked the boy.
Answer: “Whe don’t you attend the classes?” the teacher said to the boy “You cannot expect good results unless you attend classes as I tell you.” ” I am sorry, sir. I have offended you.” said the boy. “Thank you. ” said the teacher.
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The teacher asked Rojina if she had done her English lesson that day. She respectfully replied in the affirmative and said that she had not understood some grammatical point. Then the teacher asked Rojina where the problem was.
Answer: “Rojina, have you done your English lesson today?” said the, teacher. “Yes sir,” I did it. Yet i haven’t understood some grammatical point.” replied Rojina. “Where is the problem?” said the teacher.
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The traveller asked the farmer if he (f) could tell him (T) the way to the nearest inn. The farmer replied in the affirmative and told him (T) that he (F) could. Then he (F) asked the traveller if he (T) wanted one in which he (T) could spend the night. The traveller replied that he (T) did not wish to stay there’ but he (T) only wanted a meal.
Answer: The traveller said to the farmer. “Can you tell me the way to the nearest inn?” The farmer said. “Yes I can. Do you want one in which you can spend the right?” The traveler said, “I do not with to stay there, but I only want a meal.”
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The teacher asked the boy if he thought that honesty is the best policy. The boy respectfully rephased in the affirmative and said that he thought so. The teacher advised him (b) to learn to be honest from his (b) boyhood. The boy respectfully thanked him (T).
Answer: The teacher said to the boy, “Do you think that honesty is the best policy?” The boy said. “Yes, sir, I think so.” Then learn to be honest from your boyhood.” said the teacher. “Thank you, sir.” said the boy.
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Shamim asked Karim how he (K) was. He (S) added that he (S) had gone to his (Karim) house the previous day but he had not found him (K). Karim replied that he (K) had gone to the station to receive his (K) had gone to the station to receive his (K) friend there.
Answer: Shamim said to karim. “How are you? I went to your house yesterday, out did not find you. “went to the station.” said Karim. “I had to rceive my friend there.”
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Sakif asked his brother where he (B) was going. Sakif told his brother that he (S) wanted to go with him (B). Sakif’s brother forbade him (B) that he (S) could not go with him (B). Sakif’s brother ordered him (S) to stay at home and study attentively for the ensuing examination.
Answer: Sakif said to his brother. “Where are you going? I want to go with you.” “No, you cannot go with me Stay at home and study attentively for the ensuing examination.” said his borther.
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Fatema said to me that she had gone there the previous day from her town. I asked her why she had gone there She answered that her mother had sent her to me with that letter. I asked her how her mother was.
Answer: “I came here yesterday from my town.” Fatema said, “Why did you come here?” I asked. “My mother sent me to you with this letter.” “How is your mother?”
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Salam asked Kamal what is (K) programme was after the examination. Kamal replied that he (K) had not yet decided. He also asked Salam if he (S) could suggest any. Then Salam proposed that they should go on a picnic. Kamal exclaimed ith joy that it was a very excellent idea. He (K) added that he would certainly join him (S).
Answer: “What’s your programme after the examination?” asked Salam, Kamal said, “I’ve not yet decided. Can you suggest any?” “Let us go on a picnic.” said Salam. “What an excellent id I shall certainly join you.” said kamal.
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Father advised Saima to read attentively in 9rder to get GPA-5. Saima said to her father that she was reading seriously. Again she told her father to pray to Allah for her success. At this, her father prayed that Allah might bless her.
Answer: Father said to Saima. “Read attentively in order to get GPA-5.” “I am reading seriously. Please pray to Allah for my success.” Said Saima. “May Allah bless you.”