How to change Exclamatory Sentences into Indirect Speech?

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How to change Exclamatory Sentences into Indirect Speech? :


  1. Reporting verb SAID / SAID TO should be changed into EXCLAIMED.


  2. Use the conjunction word THAT.


  3. Change that into a Statement.


  4. When WHAT or HOW is followed by an adjective, use VERY but when WHAT is followed by a noun use GREAT.


  5. HOW is usually followed by an Adjective (not by a Noun).


  6. Change of Personal Pronoun, Tense and Special words.


  7. Remove commas, quotation marks and exclamation mark.


  8. Formula : Subject + exclaimed + that + other subject (from Reported Speech) + verb (by changing the tense) + very + adjective (or great + noun)+ ….


Examples :


  1. He said, “Hurrah! My friend has come".

    He exclaimed joyfully that his friend had come.



  2. The boy said, “Ah! I am undone".

    The boys exclaimed with delight that all their examinations were over.



  3. She said, “Alas! I am undone".

    She exclaimed sorrowfully that she was undone.



  4. The boy said, “Ah! My kite is high up in the air".

    The boy exclaimed with joy that his kite was high up in the air.



  5. They said, “Oh! we have won the match".

    They exclaimed joyfully that they had won the match.


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