English speaking lesson 26

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Dic & Ind 1Dic & Ind 2

Change of Person


Dic & Ind 3

  1. He says,"I am writing a book." (Direct Speech)
    He says that he is writing a book. (Indirect Speech)
  2. They say,"we don't want any more." (Direct Speech)
    They say that they don't want any more. (Indirect Speech)
  3. She says to me, "You write a letter." (Direct Speech)
    She tells me that I write a letter. (Indirect Speech)
  4. Rahim says to Karim, "You are my friend." (Direct Speech)
    Rahim tells Karim that he (Karim) is his friend. (Indirect Speech)

Dic & Ind 04

  1. Ramzan says "He is my friend."  (Direct Speech)
    Ramzan says that he is his(Ramzan) friend. (Indirect Speech)

Dic & Ind 05

Change to Tense

Dic & Ind 6

  1. Zeenat will say,"I see a picture." (Direct Speech)
    Zeenat will say that she sees a picture. (Indirect Speech)
  2. Husna says, "I love my childern." (Direct Speech)
    Husna says that she loves her childern. (Indirect Speech)

Dic & Ind 7

WillChanges intoWould
ShallChanges intoShould/Would
MayChanges intoMight
CanChanges intoCould
Do/Does       Changes intoDid
TodayChanges intoThat day
TonightChanges intoThat night
Last nightChanges intoThe previous night
Hence    Changes intoThence
Next dayChanges intoThe following day
ThisChanges intoThat
NowChanges intoThen
TheseChanges intoThose
HereChanges intoThere
ThusChanges intoTo
TomorrowChanges intoThe next day
YesterdayChanges intoThe previous day
AgoChanges intoBefore
HitherChanges intoThither
JustChanges intoThen

Dic & Ind 8

  1. The teacher said, "Honesty is the best policy." (Direct Speech)
    The teacher said that honesty is the best policy. (Indirect Speech) (Universal Truth)
  2. The guide said, "Red Fort was built by shahjahan." (Direct Speech)
    The guide said that Red Fort was built by shahjahan. (Indirect Speech) (Historical Fact)

Interrogative sentences

Dic & Ind 9

  1. He said to me, "Can you help me?" (Direct Speech)
    He asked me if I could help him. (Indirect Speech)

Dic & Ind 0010

  1. Zahid said to me, "What is your name?" (Direct Speech)
    Zahid asked me what my name was.  (Indirect Speech)

Imperative Sentences

Dic & Ind 11

  1. He said to me, "Bring me a glass of water."(Direct Speech)
    He ordered me to bring him a glass of water. (Indirect Speech)
  2. Zahid said to me, "Please help me."(Direct Speech)
    Zahid requested me to help him(Zahid).(Indirect Speech)
  3. Razia said to me, "Do not go there." (Direct Speech)
    Razia forbade me to go there. (Indirect Speech)

Dic & Ind 12

  1. He said to me, "Let us take some rest." (Direct Speech)
    He proposed to me that we should take some rest. (Indirect Speech)

 Optative Sentences

Dic & Ind 13

  1. She said, "O for a glass of water!" (Direct Speech)
    She wished for a glass of water. (Indirect Speech)
  2. He said to Zakir, "May Allah grant you long life!" (Direct Speech)
    He Prayed that Allah might grant Zakir long life. (Indirect Speech)

Exclamatory Sentences

Dic & Ind 14

  1. They said , "Hurrah! we have won the match." (Direct Speech)
    The exclaimed with joy that they had won the match. (Indirect Speech)
  2. She said, "Alas! my only son is dead." (Direct Speech)
    She exclaimed with sorrow that her only son was dead. (Indirect Speech)
  3. He said to them, "Bravo! well done." (Direct Speech)
    He applauded them saying  that they had done well. (Indirect Speech)