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)+ ….
- The girl said, “How beautiful the rainbow is!”.
The girl exclaimed that the rainbow was very beautiful.
- The candidate said, “How difficult the sums are!”
The candidate exclaimed that the sums were very difficult.
- He said, “How tall the building is!”.
He exclaimed that the building was very tall.
- The boy said, “what a sweet fruit it is!”.
The boy exclaimed that it was a very sweet fruit.
- Raju said, “What a fantastic story it is!”.
Raju exclaimed that it was a very fantastic story.
- “What lovely paintings!” the tourist exclaimed.
The tourist exclaimed that they were very lovely paintings.
- My father said to him, “What a fool you are!”.
My father exclaimed that he was a great fool.
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