Exclamatory Sentences into Indirect Speech



Exclamatory Sentences into Indirect Speech :



When the Reported Speech consists of an Exclamatory or Optative (expressing a wish) sentence, the Reporting Verb SAY or TELL must be changed to some such Verb as exclaim, cry out and pray and the student must select the Verb best suited to the sense or context.

Direct Speech : He said, "Hurrah! My friend has come."
Indirect Speech : He exclaimed with delight that his friend had come.

Direct Speech : He said, to them all, "Good-bye, my friends!"
Indirect Speech : He bade good-bye to all his friends.

Direct Speech : He said, "May God pardon this sinner!"
Indirect Speech : He prayed that God would pardon that sinner.

Direct Speech : He said, "Alas! How foolish I have been!"
Indirect Speech : He confessed with regret that he had been very foolish.

Direct Speech : He said to us, "Bravo! You have done well."
Indirect Speech : He congratulated us saying that we had done well.

Direct Speech : He said, "Would that the mountains might fall upon me!"
Indirect Speech : He wished that the mountains might fall upon him.



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