Exclamatory Sentences into Indirect Speech



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Exclamations normally become statements in indirect speech. They are often introduced by verbs like exclaim, remark, say, etc.

Direct Speech : She said, “How lovely the house is!”
Indirect Speech : She remarked that the house was very lovely.

Direct Speech : “What a strange idea!” he said.
Indirect Speech : He said that it was a very strange idea.

Direct Speech : Mary said, “How dreadful!”
Indirect Speech : Mary exclaimed that it was very dreadful.

Below are sentences of the type which you may find it difficult to turn into indirect speech. Passages containing two or three kinds of sentences (statement + question) are also given. Read the examples carefully, noting the changes made in indirect speech.

Direct Speech : “Thank you”, he said.
Indirect Speech : He thanked me.

Direct Speech : She said, “Welcome.”
Indirect Speech : She welcomed me.

Direct Speech : She said,” Happy Christmas.”
Indirect Speech : He wished me a happy Christmas.

Direct Speech : “Let”s go for a walk,” I said.
Indirect Speech : I proposed that we should go for a walk.
Indirect Speech : I suggested that we should go for a walk.

Direct Speech : “Will you have lunch with me tomorrow?” she said.
Indirect Speech : She invited me to have lunch with her the following day.

Direct Speech : “Would you show me your passport, please?” he said.
Indirect Speech : He asked me to show him my passport.

Direct Speech : “Did you call at my house last night?” I said.
Indirect Speech : I asked whether he had called at my house the night before.

Direct Speech : “Yes,” he replied.
Indirect Speech : He replied he had.

Direct Speech : “Good morning, Vijay,” said Ramesh, “Are you going to the market?”
Indirect Speech : Ramesh wished Vijay good morning and asked whether he was going to the market.
Indirect Speech : Ramesh greeted Vijay good morning and asked whether he was going to the market.

Direct Speech : “No”, said Vijay.
Indirect Speech : Vijay replied he wasn’t.

Direct Speech : “I’ve passed my exam.” “Congratulations.”
Indirect Speech : He said he had passed his exam. I congratulated him.

Direct Speech : “It is cold in here,” she said. “Is the window open?”
Indirect Speech : She said it was cold in there and asked whether the window was open.

Direct Speech : “I’m very busy now,” said the manager. “Come in the afternoon.”
Indirect Speech : The manager said he was very busy at that time and asked me to come in the afternoon.

Direct Speech : “The clock has stopped,” said my father. “Did you notice it?
Indirect Speech : My father said the clock had stopped and asked if I had forgotten to have noticed it.

Direct Speech : “I’ve been waiting for you. Where have you been?”
Indirect Speech : I said I had been waiting for him and asked where he had been.

Direct Speech : “To the hospital. My uncle is laid up with cholera.”
Indirect Speech : He replied he had gone to the hospital because his uncle had been laid up with cholera.

Direct Speech : “Why are you late?” asked the manager. “Because I overslept,” replied the clerk.
Indirect Speech : The manager asked the clerk why he was late. He replied that he was late because he had overslept.

Direct Speech : “What!” exclaimed the manager. “Do you sleep at home well?”
Indirect Speech : The manager was surprised at his explanation and asked whether he was in the habit of sleeping at home as well.



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