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Hey, can anyone help me with converting a dialogue into paragraph form. Do we just have to change the narration or make it story-like?
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I would like to help you, what the dialogue is, send it over
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I would like to help you, what the dialogue is, send it over
It's the question no. 5 (b) in last years English composition paper.

Q. Rewrite the following dialogue, written in indirect speech, in a paragraph form.
Helen: Mr. West, what's happened to John?
Mr West: He's left the company
Helen: Why has he done that?
Mr West: He asked me for a rise but I didn't give it to him.
Helen: Why didn't you give him a rise?
Mr West: Because he was lazy.
Helen: Has he found another job?
Mr West: Yes, he is working in a film company.
Helen: What is his salary like?
Mr West: I think he earns quite a lot.
Helen: Does he like the new job?
Mr West: I don't know.

P.S.: Isn't it written in direct speech? The question paper says it's in indirect speech.
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I think they mean that you have to convert the dialogue into indirect speech and then write it in paragraph form.

Helen asked Mr. West what had happened to John. He told her that John had left the company. She asked him why he had done that. He replied that John had asked him for a rise, but he had not given it to him. Helen asked why he hadn't given him a rise. Mr West replied that it was because John had been lazy. Helen asked if John had found another job. Mr West replied affirmatively and said that he was working in a film company. Helen asked what his salary was like. Mr West said that he thought John earned quite a lot. Helen asked if he liked the new job. Mr West replied that he did not know.




Not sure if there should be so many short sentences though (they're disconcerting, to say the least), or if we can join two or more of them together.
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Yup, the flow doesn't seem good enough. Thanks, though.
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Q: Rewrite the following dialogue, written in direct speech, in a paragraph form. (CSS 2018) BY JWT

Jack: Hello, Swarup! Swatting away as usual. Come out, man; shut up your old books, and come and have a game of tennis.

Swarup: I am sorry I cannot do that, Jack. The examination is drawing near, and I want every hour I can get for study.

Jack: Oh! Hang all examinations! I do not worry about mine. What is the use of them, anyway?

Swarup: Well, you canít get a degree if you donít pass the examination; and I have set my heart on being a graduate.

Jack: And pray what good will graduation do you? You may get a clerkship in a government office; but thatís all, and there are hundreds of fellows who have got their degrees, and are nearer getting jobs of any sort.

Swarup: That may be so; but I am not studying so much to pass my examination and obtain my degree, as to store my mind with knowledge and develop my intellectual faculties.

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Jack finds Swarup reading books as usual and asks him to come out, shut up his old books, and to come and have a game of tennis. Swarup tells Jack that he is sorry he canít do that. He further says that the examination is drawing near and he wants every hour he can get for study. Jack curses all examinations and says that he does not worry about his exams. He asks Swarup what, after all, the use of exams is. Swarup replies that one canít get a degree if one doesnít pass the examination and that he has set his heart on being a graduate. Jack asks him what good graduation will do him and further tells him that he may, at the most, get a clerkship in a government office and, he adds, there are hundreds of fellows who have got their degrees and are no nearer getting jobs of any sort. Hearing this, Swarup agrees that it may be so but, says he is not studying so much to pass his examination and obtain his degree as to store his mind with knowledge and develop his intellectual faculties.
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