Change the following passage into indirect speech.
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(a) I exclaimed with frustration that the person spoken about was there then. Swearing in the name of Heaven, I told my companion (Heathcliff) to hurry down. I urged him to be quick and stay among the trees till the person spoken about was fairly in.
(b) Seeking to extricate himself from his companion’s arms Heathcliff told his companion that he had to go. He added that he wouldn’t stay five yards from his companion’s window.
Answer: (a) “Now, he is here,” I exclaimed.”For Heaven’s sake, hurry down! Do be quick; and stay among the trees till he is fairly in.”
(b) “I must go,” said Heathcliff, seeking to extricate himself from his companion’s arms. If I woh’t stay five yards from your window.”
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I asked the boy if he would go to my house the next day. I also said that we could discuss the terms and conditions then. The boy replied that he (b) would be very happy to meet me at my house. Then he (b) thanked me.
Answer: “Will you come to my house tomorrow?” I asked the boy, “We can discuss te~s and conditions then,” I said. “I shall be very happy to meet you at your house. Thank you so much,” he replied.
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The Mayor asked the piper if he had killed the rats. The piper replied in the affirmative that he had killed the rats and asked/requested the Mayor to give him (p) the promised money. The Mayor exclaimed that it was very funny and said that they could not give him (p) so much money. He (M) offered/told him (p) to take only fifty.
Answer: ” Have you killed the rats?” said the Mayor, “Yes, I have.” said the Piper. “Give me the promised money.” “How funny!” said the Mayor. “We cannot give you so much money. Take only fifty.”
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The mistress of the house laughingly told that the porter might go add laughingly added that gained his freedom. Swearing by Allah he replied that he would not leave that house until he had heard the stories of his companions.
Answer: Porter, you may go.” said the mistress of the house laughing. “You have gained your freedom.” “By Allah” he replied. I will not leave this house until I have heard the stones of my compamons
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The teacher asked Spriha if she (S) had done her English lesson that day. Spriha respectfully led in the affirmative and said that she (S) had done it and added that she (S) had not understood some grammatical points. The teacher asked her (S) where the problem was and proposed that they should try again.
Answer: Spriha, have you done your English lesson today.” asked the teacher. “Yes, Sir, I have done it. “But i haven’t understood some grammatical points.” said Spdha. “Where is the problem? said the teacher. “Let us try again.”
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Addressing the king emotionally as her Lord, the woman requested him not to kill the child. She also said that she (other women) might be allowed to haye him (the child). The king said that everything was clear to him then. Pointing to the woman, he (k) ordered the servant to give her the child. He (k) said that she was the mother of the baby.
Answer: “Oh my lord, please don’t kill the child”, said the woman.”Let her have him.” The king said, “Now everything is clear to me.” Pointing to the woman, he said to the servant, “Give her the child. She is the mother of the baby.”
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(a) Amina told her father that she would go to bed then.
(b) The stranger asked me who I was, and what I wanted.
( c) He requested his friends to wait for him till he returned.
(d) He exclaimed with sorrow that it was a great pity.
(a) Amina said, “Father, I shall go to bed now”.
(b) The stranger said to me, “Who are you and what do you want?”
( c) He said to his friends, “Please wait for me till I return”.
( d) He said, “What a pity!”
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I asked Jack what he was doing then. Jack replied that he was watching an interesting programme on television. I asked him if he wasn’t wasting his time. He replied in the negative and said that he didn’t think so.
Answer: “What are you doing now, Jack?” I said, “I’m watching an interseting programe on television.” “Aren’t you wasting your time?” I said, “No, I don’t think so.” he said.
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Sahu asked his father what a puppet show was. Father proposed that they should go inside and he (S) could see for himself (S). Inside the tent, Sahu exclaimed with wonder that it was very strange that a doll was dancing. and talking. Father said that a man behind the screen was moving the doll.
Answer: What is a puppet show?” Sahu asked his father. Father said, “Let’s go inside and you can see for’yourself.” Inside the tent Sahu said, “How strange! A doll is dancing and talking!” Father said “A man behind the screen is moving the doll.”
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The teacher asked Kamal Why he was talking in the class. He (t) added that he (K) should behave himself. Kamal replied respectfully that he was sorry. He added that he was asking Jamal to lend him (K) his (J) pen because his (K) pen had run out. The teacher advised Kamal to be attentive and listen to his lecture.
Answer: The teacher said to Kamal, what are you talking in the class? You ‘should behave yourself.” Kamal replied, “Sir, lam sorry. I am asking Jamal to lend me his pen. My pen has run out.” The teacher said, “Be attentive and listen to my lecture.”