Changing the form of speech
Rewrite the following passage changing the form of speech.
The teacher said to the boy, “Do you think that honesty is the best policy?” The boy said, “Yes sir, I think so.” “Then learn to be honest from your boyhood,” said the teacher. “Thank you, sir,” said the boy. “May Allah grant you a long life,” said the teacher to the boy.
Answer: The teacher asked the boy if he (b) thought that honesty is the best policy. The boy respectfully replied in the affirmative and said that he thought so. The teacher advised him (the boy) then to learn to be honest from his boyhood. The boy respectfully thanked him (the teacher). The teacher prayed that Allah might grant him (the boy) a long life.
Father said to Saima, “Read attentively in order to get GPA-5.” “I am reading seriously. Please pray to Allah for my success,” said Saima. “May Allah bless you.”
Answer: Father advised Saima to read attentively in order to get GPA-5. Saima replied that she was reading seriously. She requested her father to pray to Allah for her success. Father prayed that Allah might bless her.
“I’ve lost my tooth,” said Samira. “How ugly will I look!” “Don’t worry,” said Mina. “Just put your tooth in a rat’s hole and a rat will give you one of its finest teeth.”
Answer: Samira told Mina that she (s) had lost her (s) tooth. She (s) exclaimed with sorrow
that she (s) would look very ugly. Mina told her (s) not to worry and also told her to just put her (s) tooth into a rat’s hole and a rat would give her (s) one of its finest teeth.
Sakif said to his brother, “Where are you going?” “I want to go with you.” “No, you cannot go with me. Stay at home and study attentively for the ensuing examination,” said his brother.
Answer: Sakif asked his brother where he (b) was going. He (s) also said that he (s) wanted to go with him (brother). His brother replied in the negative and said that he (s) could not go with him (brother). He (brother) told him (s) to stay at home and study attentively for the ensuing examination.
10. “Have you offered your prayer today?” said my father. I replied, “No, I have forgotten.” “Go to the prayer hall now. May the Creator bless you,” said he.
Answer: My father asked me if I had offered my prayer that day. I replied in the negative and said that I had forgotten. He ordered me to go to the prayer hall then. He wished that the Creator might bless me.
11. “Have you taken your meal, Tania?” said the mother. “Yes, I have taken my meal,” replied Tania. “Will you eat any fruit? Eat some mangoes,” the mother said.
Answer: The mother asked Tania if she had taken her meal. Tania replied in the affirmative and said that she had taken her meal. The mother again asked if she (T) would eat any fruit and advised her to eat some mangoes.
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