Direct and Indirect Narration – Imperative Sentence
Change the following into Indirect form of Speech :
1. The master said to his servant, “Bring me a cup of milk.”
Indirect – The master ordered his servant to bring him a cup of tea.
2. He said to me, “Kindly help me.”
Indirect – He requested me to help him.
3. “Sit down and learn your lesson, boys,” said the teacher.
Indirect – The teacher ordered the boys to sit down and learn their lesson.
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4. The teacher said to him, “Remain standing.”
Indirect – The teacher ordered him to remain standing.
5. The doctor said to the patient, “Do not take butter while you are under my treatment.”
Indirect – The doctor advised the patient not to take butter while he was under his treatment.
Indirect – The doctor forbade the patient to take butter while he was under his treatment.
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6. The sage said, “Trust in God and do the right.”
Indirect – The sage advised to trust in God and do the right.
7. The mother said to her daughter, “Do not play outside in the sun.”
Indirect – The mother forbade her daughter to play outside in the sun.
8. “Listen to me when I teach,” said the teacher to us.
Indirect – The teacher ordered us to listen to him when he taught.
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9. The landlord said to the farmer, “Go away from here and do not show me your face again.”
Indirect – The landlord ordered the farmer to go away from there and not to show him his face again.
10. He said to us, “Keep quiet.”
Indirect – He ordered us to keep quiet.
11. Mohan said to me, “Do not drive fast, as the road is very busy.”
Indirect – Mohan forbade me to drive fast as the road was very busy.
12. I said to him, “Please do me this favour.”
Indirect – I requested him to do me that favour.
13. The teacher said to the boy, “Bring your book and stand near me.”
Indirect – The teacher ordered the boy to bring him book and stand near him.
14. He said to us, “Eat well and digest well.”
Indirect -He advised us to eat well and digest well.
15. He said, “Could I take your pen, please ?”
Indirect – He requested to take my pen.
16. Father said to me, “Behave well towards others.”
Indirect – Father advised me to behave well towards others.
17. Rita said, “If you want to see this cassette, come to my house at 5 p.m.”
Indirect – Rita advised to come to her house at 5 p. m. if I wanted to see that cassettle.
18. “Help the helpless,” said the man to me.
Indirect – The man advised me to help the helpless.
19. The old man said, “Would you pay me in cash, please ?”
Indirect – The old man requested to pay him in cash.
20. She said to me, “Could you type one more letter before you go ?”
Indirect – She requested me to type one more letter before I went.
Indirect – She asked me if I could type one more letter before I went.
21. Socrates said, “Be quiet and have patience.”
Indirect – Socrates advised to be quiet and have patience.
22. “Keep quiet and do not disturb the patient,” the nurse said to the visitor in a whisper.
Indirect – The nurse advised the visitor in a whisper to keep quiet and not to disturb the patient.
23. The merchant said, “Young man ! pardon me the liberty which I take in asking you how it happens that you always make use of your left hand, never your right.”
Indirect – Addressing me as the young man, the merchant requested to pardon him the liberty which he took in asking me how it happened that I always made use of my left hand, never my right.
24. The farmer said to the labourer, “Be quick. Plough the field as quickly as possible.”
Indirect – The farmer ordered the labourer to be quick and plough the field as quickly as possible.
25. The boy said, “Tell me how you will solve the question.”
Indirect – The boy requested me to tell him how I should solve the question.
26. The teacher said to Ram, “Bring the exercise book to me.
Indirect – The teacher ordered Ram to bring exercise book to him.
27. I said, “Do not speak of the past.”
Indirect – I forbade to speak the past.
28. My elder brother said to me, “Invest your money in the Unit Trust of India.”
Indirect – My elder brother advised me to invest my money in the Unit Trust of India.
29. Sohan’s father said to him, “Prepare your course thoroughly well before the examination.”
Indirect – Sohan’s father advised him to prepare his course thoroughly well before the examination.
30. The Patient said, “Doctor, end my pain, please.”
Indirect – The patient requested Doctor to end his pain.
31. The teacher said to the students, “Never disobey your parents.”
Indirect – The teacher advised the students never to disobey their parents.
32. I said to him, “Please explain the matter to me.”
Indirect – I requested him to explain the matter to me.
33. My father said, “Be punctual.”
Indirect – My father advised to be punctual.
34. The doctor said to the patient, “Don’t smoke cigarettes.”
Indirect – The doctor forbade the patient to smoke cigarettes.
35. He said to his master, “Pardon me, sir.”
Indirect – He requested his master to pardon him.
36. I said, “Let us play badminton.”
Indirect – I suggested that we should play badminton.
37. He said, “Let us go out for a walk.”
Indirect – He proposed that they should go out for a walk.
38. The emperor said, “Let the minister be set free .”
Indirect – The emperor ordered that the minister should be set free.
Indirect – The emperor ordered to let the minister be set free.
39. He said to me, “Let us start tomorrow.”
Indirect – He suggested me that we should start tomorrow.
40. Ram said to me, “Let us go out for a walk.”
Indirect – Ram suggested me that we should go out for a walk.
41. The cat said to the rats, “Let us start on a pilgrimage.”
Indirect – The cat suggested the rats that they should start on a pilgrimage.
42. The two cats cried, “Let the case be closed.”
Indirect – The two cats cried to let the case be closed.
43. He said, “Let us wait for the train.”
Indirect – He suggested that they should wait for the train.
44. Pramod said to me, “Let us wait for our friends.”
Indirect – Pramod suggested me that we should wait for our friends.
45. He said , “Let me go to zoo tomorrow.”
Indirect – He requested to let him go to zoo the following day.
46. Mr Sinha’s secretary told the client, “Let me see the documents if they are here.”
Indirect – Mr. Sinha’s secretary advised the client to let her see the documents if they were there.
47. The student replied, “There is nobody to help me in this matter. Please help me.”
Indirect – The students replied that there was nobody to help him in that matter and he requested to help him.
Indirect – The student requested to help him because there was nobody to help him in that matter.
48. “Let us prepare our children to face the future challenges,” said the educationist.
Indirect – The educationist suggested that they should prepare their children to face the future challenges.
49. “Let me pick some flowers,” the child said to the gardener.
Indirect – The child requested the gardener to let him pick some flowers.
50. “Always cook with butter,” said her mother, “never use margarine.”
Indirect – Her mother advised always to cook with butter and never use margarine.
51. The saint said to his pupils, “Be quiet and listen to me carefully.”
Indirect – The saint advised his pupils to be quiet and listen to him carefully.
52. He said, “I do not wish to see any of you, go away.”
Indirect – He said that he didn’t wish to see any of me and ordered me to go away.
53. The doctor said to the patient, “Be quiet and listen to me carefully.”
Indirect – The doctor advised the patient to be quiet and listen to him carefully.
54. He said, “Let us not stop till we reach our goal.
Indirect – He suggested that they should not stop till they reached their goal.