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. The girl said, “How beautiful the rainbow is!".

      The girl exclaimed that the rainbow was very beautiful.



    2. The candidate said, “How difficult the sums are!"

      The candidate exclaimed that the sums were very difficult.



    3. He said, “How tall the building is!".

      He exclaimed that the building was very tall.



    4. The boy said, “what a sweet fruit it is!".

      The boy exclaimed that it was a very sweet fruit.



    5. Raju said, “What a fantastic story it is!".

      Raju exclaimed that it was a very fantastic story.



    6. “What lovely paintings!" the tourist exclaimed.

      The tourist exclaimed that they were very lovely paintings.



    7. My father said to him, “What a fool you are!".

      My father exclaimed that he was a great fool.


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