How to change Exclamatory Sentences into Indirect Speech?
English Grammar IndexHow to change Exclamatory Sentences into Indirect Speech? :
- Reporting verb SAID / SAID TO should be changed into EXCLAIMED.
- Use the conjunction word THAT.
- Change that into a Statement.
- When WHAT or HOW is followed by an adjective, use VERY but when WHAT is followed by a noun use GREAT.
- HOW is usually followed by an Adjective (not by a Noun).
- Change of Personal Pronoun, Tense and Special words.
- Remove commas, quotation marks and exclamation mark.
- Formula : Subject + exclaimed + that + other subject (from Reported Speech) + verb (by changing the tense) + very + adjective (or great + noun)+ ….
- He said, “Hurrah! My friend has come”.
He exclaimed joyfully that his friend had come.
- The boy said, “Ah! I am undone”.
The boys exclaimed with delight that all their examinations were over.
- She said, “Alas! I am undone”.
She exclaimed sorrowfully that she was undone.
- 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.
- They said, “Oh! we have won the match”.
They exclaimed joyfully that they had won the match.
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