Direct and Indirect Narration – Optative Sentence

Direct and Indirect Narration – Optative Sentence

Direct and Indirect Narration - Optative Sentence

Exercise :-

Change the following into Indirect form of speech :

1. I said to Anand, “May you always be happy !”

Indirect – I wished Anand that he might always be happy.

2. She said to me, “May you prosper in life !”

Indirect – She wished me that I might prosper in life.

3. The beggar said to me, ““May you prosper in your venture !”

Indirect – The bigger wished me that I might prosper in my venture.

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4. He said to his teacher, “Good morning, sir.”

Indirect – He wished his teacher good morning.

5. She said, “May God bless Hari with a son !”

Indirect – She prayed that God might bless Hari with a son.

6. Ram said to his friend, “May you lead a happy life !”

Indirect – Ram wished his friend that he might lead a happy life.

Homophones

7. My sister said to me, “May you succeed in your examination !”

Indirect – My sister wished me that I might succeed in my examination.

8. The hermit said, “May you all go to hell! “

Indirect – The hermit cursed that they all might go to hell.

9. Mohan said, “May you have a happy journey !”.

Indirect – Mohan wished that I might have a happy journey.

10. They said to me, “Many happy returns of the day !”

Indirect – They wished me many happy returns of the day.

One Word Substitution

11. They said, “Long live our Prime Minister !”

Indirect – They wished that their Prime Minister might live long.

12. They said to the couple, “Happy conjugal life !”

Indirect – They wished the couple happy conjugal life.

13. Ravi said, “Many happy returns of the day !”

Indirect – Ravi wished many happy returns of the day.

14. My friend said to me, “Good morning, I am happy to see you !”

Indirect – My friend wished me good morning and told me that he was happy to see me.

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15. The hermit said to him, “May you live long !”

Indirect – The hermit blessed him that he might live long.

16. He said to me, “May you live long !”

Indirect – He wished me that I might live long.

17. The son said, “Good morning, Mamma !”

Indirect – The son wished good morning to Mamma.

18. She said, “May God bless you !”

Indirect – She prayed that God might bless me.

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