The correct sentence is - It is easy to execute the mischief of early childhood but it is hard to tolerate even unavoidable faults in a boy of fourteen.
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John's father said, "Remember your umbrella John ?"
"Here, is your umbrella John," said his father.
"Are you going to take your umbrella or not ?" said John to his father.
"Don't forget to take your umbrella, John" said his father.
In the direct form "reminded " will be substituted by "Do not forget to take".
His father called honesty is the best policy
His father asked if honesty is the best policy
His father exclaimed that honesty is the best policy
His father says that honesty is the best policy
After says if we place that then we can place the quote statement as it is after 'that' in indirect form of speech.
Rama said that he was very busy then
Rama said that he would be very busy now,
Rama said that he is very busy then.
Rama said that he is very busy now.
Simple present tense changes into simple past; first person in the reported speech changes as per the subject in the given sentence. The use of ‘that’ is mandatory.
He said that his name was Khalid
He inquired whether his name was not Khalid
He asked is his name was not Khalid
He asked why his name was Khalid
In interrogative sentences conjunction 'if' or 'whether' is used in place of that' in the indirect speech and question mark is removed. Simple present will change into simple past.
Ali recognized the beggar
Ali told the beggar that he knew him very well
Beggar knew Ali too
Beggar was recognized by Ali
Direct to indirect: Said to should be changed to told.
Inverted commas should be dropped and that should be added.
The sentence inside inverted commas should be changed into past tense.
Pronouns changed from 1stperson to 2nd person and from 2nd person to 3rd. Ali told the beggar that he knew him very well.
He accepted that he will come and see me
He said that he will come and see me
He agreed that he will come and see me
He said that he would come and see me
while changing the 'direct speech' into 'indirect speech' in place of comma and inverted comma) 'that' is used and first person in the reported speech is changed as the subject of the reporting verb and 'will changes into 'would'. So 'I' has been changed to 'he' and 'would' in place of 'will'.
Ram remarked “What a wonderful day!”
Ram exclaimed that it was a wonderful day
Ram asked if it was a wonderful day
Ram said what a wonderful day
Ram asked what a wonderful day
Due to the usage of exclamation mark exclaimed is the right option
The monk said to the followers anger kills intellect
The monk told the followers that anger kills intellect
The monk asked followers if anger kills intellect
The monk told the followers that anger has killed intellect
The correct sentence is - The monk told the followers that anger kills intellect.
The poor beggar prayed to God to have mercy on his soul.
The poor beggar, invoking God, implored him to have mercy on his soul.
The poor beggar exclaimed that God, have mercy on his soul.
The poor beggar told God to have mercy on his soul.
Here the communication is with god....And we pray to god. Sentences containing expressions of good wishes, prayer for someone or desires are called optative sentences. The reporting verb is changed according to the mood of the expression Usually 'that' conjunction is used in such cases and the reported speech is changed into assertive. Invoke means call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration. Here we need simple prayer.
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