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(4) The traveler said, “What a dark night?”
The traveler inquired what a dark night

correct is

the traveler exclaimed with wonder that night was very dark.

in this,if i m nt wrong,

wht--replaced by "very" ,and "that"

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10) he ordered to sit down over there and forbade to move untill he allowed hm

in this,past tens

dont---replaced by did nt or not to

did not--replaced by had not

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in 2009 paper

(4) The traveler said, “What a dark night?”
The traveler inquired what a dark night

correct is

the traveler exclaimed with wonder that night was very dark.

in this,if i m nt wrong,

wht--replaced by "very" ,and "that"
the traveller exclaimed with wonder that it was a very dark night.
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There are some mistakes in them as well. I will correct them in the evening if you can wait
m still waiting 4 ur response....

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5. the master inquired of me how long i would take in warming his food.

8. irum exclaimed with admiration that it was a very lovely evening.
in no 5 i.e The master said, "How long will you take in warming my food".

The master inquired of me how long i would take in warming his food.

As the object is not mention in reporting speech i.e master said to whom...the correction seems in correct to me

as per rule of 2nd person in reported speech will change according to object of reporting speech... dont know kya theak rhy ga...

The master inquired how long he/she/I would take in warming his food.

if the object is not mention in reporting speech then how we change 2nd person in reporting speech while converting into indirect narration...
if nybody clear the point i'll b much thankful to him/her..

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(1) "This is your house, isn't it?" asked Jcmmic.
1. jcmmic inquired of me whether that was not my house.

(2) "Where do you want to be dropped?" said the taxi driver.
2. the taxi driver inquired of me where i wanted to be dropped.

(5) He said, "I banged on Cliffs door but he did not answer".
5. he said that he had banged on cliffs door but he had not answered.

(6) "Where is the boat? Hurry up we are being chased", she cried.

6. she asked in a loud voice where the boat was and ordered them to hurry up as they were being achased
again same is the case with 1 and 2 i.e the object of sentence is not mention in reporting speech....

n 5 and 6 seems okie....

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10) he ordered to sit down over there and forbade to move untill he allowed hm

in this,past tens

dont---replaced by did nt or not to

did not--replaced by had not
10. He said "Sit down over here and don't move until I allow you".
He ordered that sit down over there and did not move until he allow him.

now it is fyn i guess
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10. He said "Sit down over here and don't move until I allow you".
He ordered that sit down over there and did not move until he allow him.

now it is fyn i guess
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i have started this thread 2 practice direct indirect of Past Pprs... dear members plz review and mark out mistakes if any.

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Change the following sentences from direct speech to Indirect Speech:

1. "Hurrah''! Said the captain of the team, "we won the match".
The captain of the team exclaimed with joy that they had won the match.

2. "Please Sir, take pity on a poor beggar woman'', the wretched old woman asked for alms
The wretched old woman begged/requested for alms that took pity on a poor beggar woman.

The wretched old woman asked for alms requesting to take pity on a poor beggar woman.

3. They say. "Is this the right time to arrive, Aren't you forgetting something"?
They say whether that is the right time to arrive and if we are not forgetting something.

They ask us whether this is the right time to arrive and if we are not forgetting something.

4. He often says, "I am always willing to help the needy, if I am assured they are really in need''.
He often says that he is always willing to help the needy,if he is assured they are really in need.

correct

5. The master said, "How long will you take in warming my food".
The master inquired how long he would take in warming my food.

The master asked him how long he would take in warming his food.

6 The boy said. "Alas' I could not pass my examination"
The boy exclaimed with sorrow that he could not pass his examination

correct

7. "Come hare quickly and work out this problem on the blackboard" said the teacher.
The teacher asked come there quickly and work out that problem on the blackboard.

The teacher asked me to go there quickly and work out that problem on the blackboard.


8. "What a lovely evening!" Said Irum.

Irum exclaimed that the evening was lovely.

Irum exclaimed with wonder that it was a very lovely evening.

9. "What is the name of this beautiful building?" asked the visitor.
The visitor inquired what the name of that building was.

correct

10. He said "Sit down over here and don't move until I allow you".
He ordered to him that sit down over there and do not move until he allow him.

He ordered him to sit down over there and that not to move until he allowed him. OR

He ordered him to sit down over there and further ordered him not to move until he allowed him.

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Sorry! I almost forgot earlier lemme solve some others as well. Btw which book are you following for narration? Overall you know the rules and more than often you have made casual mistakes

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Change the following to reported speech:

(1) "This is your house, isn't it?" asked Jcmmic.

Jcmmick inquired whether or not the house that was your house.

Jcmmick inquired of/asked me whether that was my house or not.

(2) "Where do you want to be dropped?" said the taxi driver.
The taxi driver asked where you want to be dropped.

The taxi driver asked me where I wanted to be dropped.

(3) "Call the first witness," said the judge.
The judge ordered to call the first witness.

correct

(4) "Don't blame him for the accident," the boy's mother said.
The boy's mother said not to blame him for the accident.

The boy's mother asked me not to blame him for the accident.

(5) He said, "I banged on Cliffs door but he did not answer".
He said that he had banged on cliffs door but he did not answer.

He said that he had banged on cliffs door but he had not answered.

(6) "Where is the boat? Hurry up we are being chased", she cried.
He asked where the boat was and tell them to get hurry as they were being chased.

She asked him where the boat was and that to hurry up as they were being chased.


(7) "I have lost my way. Can you direct me to the Post Office please?" said the old lady.
The old lady requested to take her to the post office as she had lost her way.

The old lady said that she had lost her way and requested me if I could direct her to the post office.

(8) He said to me, "what a pity you missed such an important meeting.
He regretfully said that I had missed a very important meeting.

He exclaimed with sorrow and said to me that I had missed a very important meeting.[must be an '!' in the sentence] I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THIS ONE BTW

(9) "How wonderful! Why didn't you suggest this plan earlier".
He exclaimed with joy why I had not informed him about that plan earlier.

He exclaimed with joy and asked me why I had not suggested that plan earlier.

(10) He said, "Let's wait till the road gets cleared".
He suggested us to wait until the roads got cleared.

He suggested us to wait till the road got cleared.[I think till doesn't change but if it does then your's was correct ]
Look I might be wrong as well, so please DO NOT hesitate to argue about any sentence which you believe I have not corrected correctly

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change the narration from direct to indirect or indirect to direct speech

1). Our sociology professor said , ‘I expect you to be in class every day. Unexcused absences may affect your grades.’
Our sociology professor said that he expected us to be in class every day. He warned us that unexcused absences might affect our graders.

correct

2). My father often told me , ‘every obstacle is a steppingstone to success. You should view problems in your life as opportunities to prove yourself.’
My father advised me that every obstacle is a steppingstone to success and that I should view problems in my life as opportunities to prove myself.

corect

3). When tom asked Jack why he could’nt go to the game, Jack said he didn’t have enough money for a ticket.
Tom said to Jack, “Why you cannot go to home?”, “I don’t have enough money for ticket”, Jack replied.

correct [except that jack wanted to go to the game and not home ]

4). When I asked the ticked seller if the concert was going to be rescheduled, she told me that she didn’t know and said that she just worked there.
I said to the ticket seller, “Is the concert going to be rescheduled?”, “I don’t know, I just work here”, said the ticket seller.

correct

5). Ali said, ‘I must go to Lahore next week to visit my ailing mother.’
Ali said that he would have to go to Lahore the following week to visit his ailing mother.

Ali said that he must go to Lahore the following week to visit his ailing mother.

6). The policeman told the pedestrian, ‘you mustn’t cross the road against the red light’
The policeman warned the pedestrian not to cross the road against the red light.

correct

7). Ahmed asked if what I said was really true.
Ahmad said, “ what I say Is it really true?”

Ahmed said,"Is it really true what you say?"

8). Sarah wanted to know where they would be tomorrow around three O’clock.
Sara asked, “Where will we be tomorrow around three O’clock?”

Sara said to them, “Where will you be tomorrow around three O’clock?"
Same goes for this one. I am not sure about 5th and 7th esp. the 5th one

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Change the narration from direct to indirect and from indirect to direct speech

(1) He said, “let it rain ever so hard I shall go out”.
He said that he would go however hard it might rain.

He said that may it rain ever so hard, he would go out.

(2) The mother said to the young girl, “Do you know where salim is”?
The mother asked the young girl whether she knew where was Salim.

The mother asked the young girl whether she knew where Salim was.

(3) The officer said, “Hand it all! Can you not do it more neatly”.
The officer exclaimed with anger that they could not do it more neatly.

The officer ordered them to hang that all and asked them if they could not do that more neatly. [its hang, not hand]

(4) Invoking our help with a loud voice she asked us whether we would come to her aid.
She shouted to us, "Will you come to my help?"

She said to us,"Help! Will you come to my aid."

(5) He exclaimed with an oath that no one could have expected such a turn of events.
He said, "I swear, no one can have expected such a turn of events!"

correct

(6) The teacher said to his students, “Why did you come so late”?
The teacher inquired his students why they had come that late.

correct

(7) They applauded him saying that he had done well.
They said to him, "You have done well".

They said to him, "Bravo! You have done well".

(8) “You say,” said the judge, “the bag you lost contained one hundred and ten pounds”?
The judge inquired him if he stated that the bag he had lost contained one hundred and ten pounds.

The judge inquired him if he had said that the bag he had lost contained one hundred and ten pounds.
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Change the narration from direct to indirect or indirect to direct speech

1) "this world", “he declared” is full of sorrow. Would that I were dead!”
He declared that this world is full of sorrow and wished that he had been dead.

He declared that this world was full of sorrow and wished that he had been dead.

2) he said to me, “come early; we shall be waiting for you.”
He bind me to come early as they would be waiting for me.

He asked me to come early as they would be waiting for me.

3) "how delighted I am", said he, "to meet my friends here by my own fireside!"
He exclaimed with joy that he was delighted to meet his friends there by his own fireside!

He exclaimed with joy that he was very delighted to meet his friends there by his own fireside!

4) The man said that he was quite sure he should succeed.
The man said,''I am quite sure that i shall succeed.''

The man said,''I am quite sure I should succeed.''

5) John exclaimed with a sigh that he was ruined.
John said, "Ah! I am ruined.''

correc

6) The constable enquired of the man where he was going.
The constable said to the man, "Where are you going?"

correct

7) The boy said that he would walk.
The boy said, "I will walk."

correct

8) "what losses", cried he, “have I suffered? What anguish have I endured!”
He exclaimed with grief that he had suffered great losses and that he had endured great anguish.

correct


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Change the narration from Direct to Indirect or Indirect to Direct speech.

1. He said to his friend, “Let me go home now”.
He asked his friend to let him go home then.

2. I will say “Mother, I will always obey you”.
I will say to mother that I will always obey her.

3. “Splendid”: said father as he read my report.
Father applauded me as he read my report.

4. He said, “Good morning, can you help me”
He wished him good morning and asked whether he could help him.

5. She said “Brother, why do you tease me”

She asked her brother why he teased her.

6. The King said to the Queen, “If I die, take care of my people”
The king requested the queen to take care of his people if he died.

7. “By God”, he said” I do not know his name”
He swore by God that he did not know his name.

8. You exclaimed with sorrow that you lost your pen.

You said, "Alas! I lose my pen."
Perfecto!!! All are correct

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Change the narration from Direct to Indirect or Indirect to Direct speech.

(1) He said to him, “why do you waste your time?”
He asked him why he wasted his time.

correct

(2) He ordered his servant not to stand there doing nothing.
He said to his servant, "Do not stand here doing nothing."

correct

(3) He exclaimed with joy that he had won the match.
He said, "Yahoo! I have won the match".

correct [yahoo, hurrah, wow- all express your joy ]


(4) The traveler said, “What a dark night?”

The traveler inquired what a dark night

The traveler exclaimed with wonder that it was a very dark night.

(5) He said, “Let it rain even so hard, I will start today.”
He decided that even the rain so hard be i would start that day.

He said that may it rain ever so hard, he would start that day.

(6) My mother said, “May you live happily and prosper in your life.”
My mother prayed that I might live happily and prosper in my life.

My mother prayed for me that I might live happily and prosper in my life.

(7) He said, “How foolish have I been?”
He exclaimed with regret that he had been very foolish.

correct
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The travellor wondered/exclaimed that the night was dark.
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1)"I couldn't get into the house because I had lost my key,so I had to break a window",he said.

He told that he couldn't get into the house because he had lost his key so he had to break a window.

2)"Would you like to see over the house or are you more interested in the garden?" She asked me.

She asked me whether I would like to see over the house or more interested in the garden.

3)She asked If he'd like to go to the concert and I said I was sure he would.

She asked me,"Will he like to go to the concert?" I said,"I'm sure,he will".

4)I told her to stop making a fuss about nothing and said that she was lucky to have got a seat at all.

I said to her,"Stop making a fuss about nothing.You are lucky to have get a seat at all"

5)He asked me if he should leave it in the car.

He asked me,"Shall I leave it in the car?"

6)He said,"May I open the window.It's rather hot in here"

He asked if he might open the window as it was rather hot in there.
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1) On Monday he said, "My son is coming today."

On Monday he told/informed that his son was coming that day.

2) They wanted to know where he was going the following week.

They asked him,"Where are you going the next week?"

3) He said, "Did she go yesterday?"

He inquired if she went the previous day.

4) 'By God', he said, "I do not know her nickname."

By swearing upon God he told that he did not know her nickname.

5) He says that we are to meet him at the station.

He says," You have to meet me at the station"

6) He said, "I don't know the way. ask the old man sitting on the gate."

He said that he didn't know the way and suggested to ask the old man sitting on the gate.

7) My father prayed that i would recover from my illness

My father prayed,"May you recover from your illness"

8) He said, "How will you manage it?"

He inquired how I should manage it.
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4) The traveller said, "What a dark night?"
The travellor wondered/exclaimed that the night was dark.
The travellor exclaimed that it was very dark night.

VERY is a must...

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1)"I couldn't get into the house because I had lost my key,so I had to break a window",he said.

He told that he couldn't get into the house because he had lost his key so he had to break a window.
could not have hoga na.... q kay past changes to past perfect.. could is past and its perfect would be could not have

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2)"Would you like to see over the house or are you more interested in the garden?" She asked me.

She asked me whether I would like to see over the house or more interested in the garden.

or was more interested in the gardern.... are changes to Was na...


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3)She asked If he'd like to go to the concert and I said I was sure he would.


She asked me,"Will he like to go to the concert?" I said,"I'm sure,he will".
I replied,'' Yes I'm sure , he will".. more appropriate na...
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4)I told her to stop making a fuss about nothing and said that she was lucky to have got a seat at all.
I said to her,"Stop making a fuss about nothing.You are lucky to have get a seat at all"


Have got hoga na

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5)He asked me if he should leave it in the car.

He asked me,"Shall I leave it in the car?"

Correct...

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6)He said,"May I open the window.It's rather hot in here"


He asked if he might open the window as it was rather hot in there.
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Correct...


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1) On Monday he said, "My son is coming today."

On Monday he told/informed that his son was coming that day.
He announced on monday that his son was coming that day.. informed be sahi hai but announce is more appropriate.. ....yah ?
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2) They wanted to know where he was going the following week.

They asked him,"Where are you going the next week?"
Correct
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3) He said, "Did she go yesterday?"

He inquired if she went the previous day.

He asked/inquired if she had gone the privious day...

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4) 'By God', he said, "I do not know her nickname."

By swearing upon God he told that he did not know her nickname.
correct.
or ... He swore by God that he did not know her nickname.
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5) He says that we are to meet him at the station.

He says," You have to meet me at the station"

He says,"You are to meet me at the station".. HAVE TO kesay laga..? if reporting speech is present indefinite there is no change of tense in reported speech.... yeah ?

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6) He said, "I don't know the way. ask the old man sitting on the gate."

He said that he didn't know the way and suggested to ask the old man sitting on the gate.
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7) My father prayed that i would recover from my illness

My father prayed,"May you recover from your illness"

My father said to me,'May you recover from your illness.'
prayed to indirect karne wakt lagaingay na .. jis tarha aap ne suggested lagaya hay upar...

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8) He said, "How will you manage it?"

He inquired how I should manage it.
would lagega na ?

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could not have hoga na.... q kay past changes to past perfect.. could is past and its perfect would be could not have
Could remains unchanged

Note - There is no change to; could, would, should, might and ought

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or was more interested in the gardern.... are changes to Was na...
I omitted are and merged the sentence so in that case I don't think we should add was.


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I replied,'' Yes I'm sure , he will".. more appropriate na...
Yes is additional.Us k bagher b jumla theek he hai Na

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Have got hoga na
Agreed.

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He announced on monday that his son was coming that day.. informed be sahi hai but announce is more appropriate.. ....yah ?
Nah That's right.wese bhi we don't know whether he announced or informed



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He asked/inquired if she had gone the privious day...
You are right."had gone"


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He says,"You are to meet me at the station".. HAVE TO kesay laga..? if reporting speech is present indefinite there is no change of tense in reported speech.... yeah ?
I wasn't sure about it.You seem right.


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My father said to me,'May you recover from your illness.'
prayed to indirect karne wakt lagaingay na .. jis tarha aap ne suggested lagaya hay upar...
prayed laganay mein b herj nae. sentence ghalat tou nae ho ga.

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would lagega na ?
He inquired how I should manage it.

Look ! shall changes to should so when we shall change the narration into I the helping verb will be shall and this shall changes to should in indirect narration. what you say ?
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