Narration – Assertive Sentence

Change the following sentence into indirect:

  1. Father said, “Slow and steady wins the race.”
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    Father said that slow and steady wins the race.
  2. Father said, “The earth moves round the sun”
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    Father said that the earth moves round the sun.
  3. Hasan said, “I lived many years in Dhaka.”
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    Hasan said that he had lived many years in Dhaka.
  4. He said to me, “A little learning is a dangerous thing.”
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    He told me that a little learning is a dangerous thing.
  5. He said to me, “I went to my village yesterday.”
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    He told me that he had gone to his village the previous day.
  6. He said, “All that glitters is not gold.
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    He said that all the glitters is not gold.
  7. He said, “I saw her yesterday.”
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    He said that he had seen her the previous day.
  8. He said, “I was absent yesterday.”
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    He said that he had been absent the previous day.
  9. I said to him, “I bought a book for you.”
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    I told him that I had bought a book for him.
  10. Imran said to me, “I was ill.”
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    Imran told me that he had been ill.
  11. John Keats said, “Truth is beauty, beauty is truth.”
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    John Keats said that truth is beauty, beauty is truth.
  12. Rahim said, “I wrote a letter.”
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    Rahim said that he had written a letter.
  13. Raisa said, “I did not do the work yesterday.”
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    Raisa said that she had not done the work the previous day.
  14. She said to me, “I was ill” 15. The man said, “I finished the work.”
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    She told me that she had been ill.
  15. The students said, “Our team won the game.”
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    The students said that their team had won the game.
  16. The teacher said to the student, “The more you read, the more you learn”
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    The teacher told the student that the more you read, the more you learn.
  17. The teacher said to the students, “Two and Two make four”
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    The teacher told the students that two and two make four.
  18. The teacher said, “Cut your coat according to your cloth.”
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    The teacher said that cut your coat according to your cloth.
  19. The teacher said, “Honesty is the best policy.”
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    The teacher said that honesty is the best policy.
  20. The teacher said, “Knowledge is power.”
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    The teacher said that knowledge is power.
  21. The teacher said, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”
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    The teacher said that necessity is the mother of invention.
  22. The teacher said, “The sun rises in the east.”
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    The teacher said that the sun rises in the east.