Read the following examples and find out how the utterance of the speaker is reported.
“Can you read French?”
No Madam, I find French very difficult
Ans: The teacher asked the student if he could read French. The student replied in the negative stating that he found it very difficult.
“Is tomorrow a holiday?”
Yes, it is Sunday and so it is a holiday.
Ans: Father asked son if the next day was a holiday. Son replied in the positive and added that being Sunday it was a holiday.
“Return me my laptop if you have worked.”
Here it is, Thank you!
Ans: Monica asked Sania to return her laptop if she had worked. Sania returned it, thanking her.
Where are you going?
To the market, ...
May I join you?
It will be a pleasure
Ans: Antony asked Peter where he was going. Peter replied that he was going to the market. Antony asked if he could join him. Peter said that it would be pleasure.
What kind of a man is your teacher?
Why don’t you meet him?
Ans: David asked John what kind of man his teacher was. John suggested to David that he should meet him.
My moped is giving trouble.
It may be a good idea to get it repaired.
Ans: Thomas said that his moped was giving trouble. Tom suggested that Thomas should get it repaired.
I have a toothache.
If I were you, I should see a dentist.
Ans: Khan said that he had a toothache. Abdul advised him to see a dentist.
Could you have dinner with me tomorrow?
No, thank you. I have an engagement tomorrow.
Ans: Senthil invited Kamal to have dinner with him the next day. Senthil politely declined because he had an engagement the next day.
Did you see the film?
Ans: Jems asked Antony if he had seen the film. Antony replied that he had.
Do you love dogs?
Ans: Soniya asked Sarah if she loved dogs. Sarah replied that she didn’t
Here’ the money you asked for.
Ans: Father gave Son the money he had asked for. Son thanked him.
I’ve passed my M.B.A. in first class.
Ans: Son told Mom that he had passed his M.B.A. in first class. Mom congratulated him.
Could you lend me some money?
I’m afraid I can’t help you.
Ans: Ricky requested Sachin to lend him some money. Sachin was sorry that he couldn’t help him.
Can I have two first class tickets, please?
I’m afraid it’s full.
Ans: Passanger asked the conductor for two first class tickets. The conductor was sorry that it was full.
So you have been hitting Antony again?
“No I haven’t. Who told you that?”
“Don’t tell lies! You have.”
Ans: Mother angrily called Martin out that he had been hitting Antony again. Martin angrily answered back, asserting that he had not beaten Antony, and inquired as to who had told her that. His mother warned him loudly not to tell lies and persisted in saying that he had beaten Antony.
“Why don’t you get up? We cna go for a long walk”.
“If you like, you can go”.
“Why? Are you not well?”.
Ans: Allen suggested to Ben to get up and they could go for a long walk. Ben told him curtly than if he liked, he could go. Allen enquired whether he was not well.
“Elizabeth! Our friends are waiting for us outside, Atleast lower your voice”.
Let them be there, when you don’t care for the people why should I.
What is wrong with you today?
Ans: Sam reminded Elizabeth that their friends were waiting for them outside. He also requested her to lower her voice. Sarah replied loudly that she did not care for them. Then she asked him why she should bother for the people when he didn»t. Sam asked her what with her that day was wrong.
“I hope your friend comes around all right” “Are you going to wait for sometime.”
“I’ll give him half an hour”
“Goodnight Sir” said the policeman passing on along is beat, examining doors as he went.
Ans: The policeman told Daniel that he hoped his friend would come around all right. Then he asked him fi he was going to wait for sometime. Daniel replied that he would give him half an hour. the policeman bade him goodnight, passing on along his beat, examining doors as he went on.
The day after tomorrow you will receive the money.
I need the money today, not the day after tomorrow.
Forgive me, I can’t pay you today.
Ans: Jems tells Robert that he would receive the money the day after the next. Robert tells him that he needs the money that very day, not the day after next. Jems, asking him to forgive him, tells him that he cannot pay that day.
“What’s the matter Rodger”?
“I’ve got a headache”.
“You better go back to bed”
Ans: Robert asked Rodger what the matter was. Rodger, replied that he had a headache. Robert advised him to go back to bed.
Akram, why were you absent yesterday?
Yesterday I had cold and fever, sir. I couldn’t inform you beforehand.
That’s okay. Take care your health.
Ans: The teacher asked Akram why he was absent the previous day. Akram replied that he had cold and fever the previous day and added that he couldn’t inform him beforehand. The teacher advised him to take care of his health.
Please give me three tickets to Paris. How much is it?
Six dollors a ticket.
Okey. Here’s six dollors.
Ans: The passenger requested the conductor to give him three tickets to Paris and asked how much it was. The conductor replied that it was six dollors a ticket. The passanger paid six dollors.
When will you return my pendrive?
In a day or two ...
Ans: Rosy asked Malika when she would return her pendrive. Malika replied that she would in a day or two.
Did you enjoy your trip to Agra?
Yes, it was wonderful ...
Ans: Vani asked Rani if she had enjoyed her trip to Agra. Rani replied that she had and added that it had been wonderful.
How old are you?
I’m ten years old
Ans: John asked Peter how old he was. Peter replied that he was ten years old.
Are you aiming for a State rank?
Yes I am... My teachers are guiding me to get my aim fulfilled.
Ans: Jems asked David if he was aiming for a State Rank. David replied in the positive and told him that his teachers were guiding him to get his aim fulfilled.
“Have you seen the film ‘Avator’?”
Yah! It was wonderful... it has become a hit at the box-office...
Ans: Rita asked Renu if he had seen the film ‘Avator’. Renu replied that she had and it had been wonderful. She furter added that it had become a hit at the box office.
“Why are you late? Be punctual or you’ll be punished.”
Sorry Sir! I shall not repeat in future.
Ans: Manager asked the staff why he was late. He warned him to be punctual, failing which he would be punished. The staff apologised and promised not to repeat that in future.
“What are you doing? If you do not pay attention I shall send you to the Head Master.”
“Forgive me Madam. I’m sorry.”
Ans: The teacher asked the student what he was doing. She warned that she would send him to the HM if he did not pay attention. The student apologised to his teacher saying that he was sorry.
“I shall be coming late. Have your dinner and go to bed. Do not wait for me.”
Ans: The father asked them to have their dinner and go to bed and not to wait for him as he would be coming late.
“Stella ... Why have you not paid the fees till now? Do not come to the class tomorrow without paying fees”
Ans: The teacher asked Stella the reason for not having paid the fees till then. She asked him not to attend the class the next day without paying the fees.
“I find that the evidence against the accused is not sufficient pronounce him guilty. I therefore acquit him.”
Ans: The judge said that he found that the evidence against the accused was not sufficient to pronounce him guilty and therefore he acquitted him.
“What is the matter? Why are you crying?”
I want chocolates...
Ans: The Mother asked her daughter why she was crying. The daughter replied that she wanted chocolates.
“I slipped I have pain in my ankle. It is aching”
Your ankle is swollen badly. It looks like a sprain. You better go in for an X’Ray.
Ans: The Patient told the doctor that he had slipped and as a result had pain in his ankle which was aching. The doctor said that it looked like a sprain as his ankle was swollen badly. He suggested to him to take an X Ray.
“Good morning Robert... Are you going to the class?”
“No Jems... I am going home for I am sick.”
Ans: Jems greeted Robert and asked if he was going to the class. Robert replied that he wasn’t and further added that he was going home as he was sick.
“What are you doing, good old woman?”
“I’m spinning my pretty child.”
Ans: The Princes asked the old woman what she was doing. The old woman replied the princes, calling her, her pretty child, that she was spinning.
“What would you do if you were a lion?”
I would pounce on you...
Ans: Goat1 aksed Goat2 what he would do if he were a lion. Goat2 replied that he would pounce on him.
“What would you do if you were a Peacock?”
I would dance to my heart’s content.
Ans: Crow1 asked Crow2 what she would do if she were a Peacock. Goat2 replied that she would dance to her heart’ content.
“What would you do if you were poor?”
I would work hard to be prosperous.
Ans: Man1 asked Man2 what he would do if he were poor. Man2 replied that he would work hard to be prosperous.