Change the following passage into indirect speech.
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“My sons.” said he, “A great hidden?” said ”A great treasure lies hidden in the estate. I am about to leave you.” “Where is it hidden?” said the sons, “I am about to tell you,” said the old man. “But you must dig for it.”
Answer: The old man told his sons that a great treasure lay hidden in the estate and added that he was about to leave them. Being curious, the sons asked his father where it was hidden. The old man replied the he was about to tell therp and added that they had to dig the land for it.
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My father looked at me in anger and said to me, “Where have you been so long and why are you wasting your time?”. After a moment, he said, “Will you do not appear in the final examination?”
Answer: My father looked at me in anger and asked me where I had been so long and why I was wasting my time. After a moment he asked me if I would not appear in the final examination.
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“Why did you not go to school yesterday?” said the mother to the girl. “I was ill,” the girl replied. “How do you feel today?” the mother asked again. “I am well,” said the girl. “Don’t worry for me”.
Answer: The mother asked the girl why she (g) had not gone to schoql the previous day. The girl replied that she (g) had been ill The mother again asked her (g) how she (g) was that day. The girl repliedth at she was well and told her (m) not to worry for her (g).
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The boys said, “What’s this? Lets us go out to find out We might learn something from it. Suddenly a voice said. “Good morning gentlemen. What do you want?
Answer: The boys asked what that was. They sµggested that they should go out to find out They said that they might learn something from it. Suddenly a voice wished them good morning addressingthem as gentlemen. The voice asked what they wanted.
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The teacher asked the boy, “Why did you not pay heed to me when I was talking about the lesson?” Sorry’ Sir,” the boy said, “I have got a problem regarding the lesson.” The teacher said to him. But why were you whispering if you have any problem?”
Answer: The teacher asked the boy why he (b) had not paid heed to him (t) when he (t) had been talking about the lesson. The boy felt sorry and tespectfully said that he (b) had got a problem regarding the lesson. Being displeased the teacher asked him why he (b) had been whispering if he (b) had any problem.
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The class teacher of class·eight said to the students. “Do you like to go on a study tour? “Yes,” said the students. Then he said. “Take the permission from your parents. “One of the students said. “Where will we go?” “It will be decided after’ a discussion.
Answer: The class teacher of class eight asked the students it they liked to go on a study tour. The students replied in the affirmative. Then he told them to take the permission from their parents. One of the students asked where they would go. The teacher replied that it would be decided after a discussion.
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Do you know why you are sent to school?” “For playing with friends, mother.” “No, you’re sent to learn to read and to write.” “But, I won’t read and write,” replied Marisiv sulkily. “Yes, you will.”
Answer: Mother asked Mansiv if she (M) knew why she was sent to school. Mansiv replied that she was sent to school for playing with friends. Mother disagreed and said that she (M) was sent to learn to read and write. But Mansiv sulkily replied that she would not read and write. Mother insisted that she (M) would read and write.
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The teacher said “Hasan. JSC Examination is knocking at the door. How is your preparation?” “Well, sir I am confident of my performance in the examination”‘ said Hasan. The teacher said, ”May Allah bless you.” “Thank you, sir,” said Hasan.
Answer: Addressing Hasan, the teacher told him that SSC Examination was knocking at the door’ and asked him (H) how his preparation was. Hasan respectfully replied that his preparation was well and Allah was confident of his performance in the examination. Then the teacher prayed that Allan might bless him (H). Hasan respectfullythanked him (t).
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(a) The woman said, “What.a beautiful child this is!”
(b) The Principal said to. the peon, “Let the visitor come in.
( c) They said, “May you live a long and prosperous life.”
( d) Hamlet said, ”How unlucky I am that I cannot find out any solution!”
(a) The woman exclaimed with wonder that that was a very beautiful child.
(b) The principal told the peon that the visitor might go in. Or. The principal told the peon that the visitor might be allowed to go in.
( c) They wished that I might live a long and prosperous life.
( d) Hamlet exclaimed with sorrow that he was very unlucky that he could not find out any solution.
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The teacher said to Bi pro, “Why are you late?” “l don’t like this.” “Sir, on the way there was a heavy traffic jam,” said Bipro. “Be on time,” said the teacher.
Answer: The teacher asked Bipro why he (B) was late. He (t) said that he (t) did not like that Bioro Politely said that on the way there had been heavy traffic jam. The teacher advised him to be on time.