Change the following passage into indirect speech.
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The teacher asked, Pinu why she (P) was talking in the class. He (T) also ordered her to behave herself. Pinu replied respectfully that she was sorry and added that she was asking Runa to lend her (P) pen. She (P) further added that. her (P) pen had run out. The teacher ordered her to be attentive and listen to his lecture.
Answer: The teacher said to Pinu. Why are you talking in the class? You should behave yourself.” -Pinu said, “Sir, I am sorry. Jam asking Runa to lend me her pen. My pen has run out.” The teacher said. “Be attentive and listeh to my lecture.”
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He said that he had gone there the previous day from his village. I asked him why he had gon He told me that his mother had sent him to me with that letter. I asked him how his mother was I said that I had not seen her for a long time. I further added that I hoped she was quite well.
Answer: “I came here yesterday from my village.” he said. “Why did you come?” I asked, “My mother sent nie to you with this letter.” “How is your mother? I hav not seen her for a long time. I hope she is quite well.”
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My father asked me if I had offered my, prayer that day. ‘I replied in the negative, that I had forgotten. Then my father told me to go to the prayer hall then. He prayed that the Creator might bless me.
Answer: “Have you offered your prayer today?” said my father. I replied, “No, I have forgotten.” Go to the prayer hall now. May the Creator bless you,” said he.
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The old man asked the maid of she could give him some food. He added that he had been starving for two days. The maid asked the old man why he begged. She again asked him if he could not work.
Answer: The old man said, “Can you give me some food? I have been starving for two days.” The maid said, “Why do you beg? Can’t you work?”
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A hawker asked Sushmita if she would buy any paper and said that he had all types of newspapers and magazines. Sushmita replied that she both books but then she needed a Weekly. She asked him if he had any weekly magazine.
Answer: A hawker said, “Will you buy any paper? I have all types of newspapers and magazines.” “I buy books but now I need a weekly. Don’t you have any weekly magazine?” said Sushmita.
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The man asked the manager with respect if he (man) might go in. The manager replied in the affirmative and told him (man) to go in. The manager asked the man what he wanted. The man replied that he wanted to open a bank account in his bank. The man asked the manager if he (manager) could tell him (man) how he (man) could open a savings account.
Answer: The man said to the manager? “May I come in Sir?” “Yes, come in,” ” What do you want?” said the manager “I want to open a bank account in your bank,” said the man. “Can you tell me how i can open a savings account?”
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The nobleman respectfully asked Sheikh Sa’adi why he (S) was putting up the food in his (S) pocket. Sheikh Sa’adi replied that he (S) was doing the right thing. He (S) added that his (S) dress deserved the rich dishes. Then the nobleman requested him (S) to tell him (n) clearly what he (S) meant to say.
Answer: “Why are you putting up the fooq in your pocket. Sir?” asked the nobleman. “I am domg the right thing. My dress deserves the rich dishes.” replied Sheikh Sa’adi. “Please tell me clearly what you mean to say.” said the nobleman.
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The teacher asked the student if he (s) had heard the name of Aesop. The student replied in the negative and asked him (t) who he (Aesop) had been. The teacher advised him (s) to read the book attentively and he (s) would be able to know about him (Aesop). The teacher exclaimed with wonders ‘that his (Aesop) fables were very interesting and instructive.
Answer: “Have you heard the name of Aesop?” asked the teacher. “No sir who was he?” Read the book attentively and you’ll be able to know about him. How mterestmg and mstruct1ve his fables arel! said the teacher.
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The stranger asked the boy if he (b) would tell him (s) the way to the nearest hotel. The boy replied in the affirmative and said that he would and asked if he (s) wanted a residential one in which he (b) could spend the night The stranger replied that he (s) did not want to stay there but he (s) wanted a meal. Then the boy told him (s) to follow him (b).
Answer: The stranger said to the boy, ‘Will you tell me the way to the nearest hotel?’ Yes I will, do you want a residential one in which you can spend, the night?’ the boy said. ‘I do not want to stay here, but I want a meal’, the stranger replied. The boy said, ‘Follow me.’
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Addressing the listener as gentlemen, Mr. Lincoln proposed that they should not disgrace the age and country in which they Jived. Then he (L) said that that was a country where the freedom of speech was guaranteed and so Mr. Bakir had a right to speak and ought to be permitted to do so. He (L)” also added that he (L) was there to protect him (B).
Answer: “Gentleman,” said Mr. Lincoln, “Let us not disgrace the age and country in which we live. This is a country where the freedom of speech is guaranteed. Mr. Bakir has a right to speak and ought to be permitted to do so. I am here to protect him.
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