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Change these to indirect speeches:

Mr. Carter: Are you tired of driving?
Mr. Arnold: No, I'm doing fine.
Mr. Carter: What did I do with my briefcase?
Mr Arnold: isn't it on the back seat?
Mr. Carter: (Looking all around) No, I don't see it.
Mr. Arnold: You may have left it in the hotel.
Mr. Carter: All my important papers are in it. I don't want to lose it.
Mr. Arnold:Should we turn around and go back?
Mr. Carter: We can't turn back now. We have been driving for nearly two hours.

I haev changed them into indirect. So please cheack whether these are correct or not.

1)Mr. Carter asked Mr. Arnold whether he was tired of driving.
2) Mr Arnold replied that he was doing fine. (( Would we include his reply "no"? and if we want to include it then what woul dbe the correc sentence? ))
3) Mr Carter asked what he did with his briefcase.
4) Mr. Arnold enquired if it was not on the back seat.
5) Mr. Carter looked all around and replied that he did not see it. (( can we use didn't , I mean abbrevation, in reported speech?))
6)Mr Arnold suggested Mr. Carter that he might have left it in the hotel.
7)Mr. carter told that all his importants papers were in it and he did not want to lose it.
8)Mr. Arnold asked if they should turn around and go back
9)Mr. Carter replied that we could not turn back as we had been driving for nearly two hours.

So what You say? Are these correct?
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Comments  
1) OK
2) Mr Arnold replied that he was doing fine. I CAN'T FIND A GOOD PLACE FOR THE 'NO'.
3) OK
4) Mr. Arnold enquired WHETHER it was not on the back seat. I LIKE 'WHETHER' BETTER; OTHERS MAY NOT AGREE.
5) Mr. Carter looked all around and replied that he did not see it. YOU CAN USE CONTRACTIONS IF IT IS NOT A FORMAL PAPER.
6)Mr Arnold suggested TO Mr. Carter that he might have left it in the hotel.
7)Mr. Carter told MR. ARNOLD that all his importants papers were in it and (THAT) he did not want to lose it.
8)Mr. Arnold asked WHETHER they should turn around and go back.
9)Mr. Carter replied that THEY could not turn back as THEY had been driving for nearly two hours.'
Mister Micawber1) OK
2) Mr Arnold replied that he was doing fine. I CAN'T FIND A GOOD PLACE FOR THE 'NO'.
3) OK
4) Mr. Arnold enquired WHETHER it was not on the back seat. I LIKE 'WHETHER' BETTER; OTHERS MAY NOT AGREE.
5) Mr. Carter looked all around and replied that he did not see it. YOU CAN USE CONTRACTIONS IF IT IS NOT A FORMAL PAPER.
6)Mr Arnold suggested TO Mr. Carter that he might have left it in the hotel.
7)Mr. Carter told MR. ARNOLD that all his importants papers were in it and (THAT) he did not want to lose it.
8)Mr. Arnold asked WHETHER they should turn around and go back.
9)Mr. Carter replied that THEY could not turn back as THEY had been driving for nearly two hours.'

"what happens when we run short of fuel?" asked Don anxiously
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Don inquired anxiously what happens when we run out of fuel or Don inquired anxiously what happened when we ran out of fuel
Hi,

"What happens when we run short of fuel?" asked Don anxiously.

Don asked anxiously about what would happen when they ran short of fuel.

Best wishes, Clive
i dunno bt it seems correct.
pls c if u can answer my question.

"Married men may have better halves but we bachelors have our better quarters"said the lawyer.
i think it shld be in reported speech,

the lawyer said that married men might have had their better halves but they bachelors had their better quaters
ElcidChange these to indirect speeches:

Mr. Carter: Are you tired of driving?
Mr. Arnold: No, I'm doing fine.
Mr. Carter: What did I do with my briefcase?
Mr Arnold: isn't it on the back seat?
Mr. Carter: (Looking all around) No, I don't see it.
Mr. Arnold: You may have left it in the hotel.
Mr. Carter: All my important papers are in it. I don't want to lose it.
Mr. Arnold:Should we turn around and go back?
Mr. Carter: We can't turn back now. We have been driving for nearly two hours.

I haev changed them into indirect. So please cheack whether these are correct or not.

1)Mr. Carter asked Mr. Arnold whether he was tired of driving.
2) Mr Arnold replied that he was doing fine. (( Would we include his reply "no"? and if we want to include it then what woul dbe the correc sentence? ))
3) Mr Carter asked what he did with his briefcase.
4) Mr. Arnold enquired if it was not on the back seat.
5) Mr. Carter looked all around and replied that he did not see it. (( can we use didn't , I mean abbrevation, in reported speech?))
6)Mr Arnold suggested Mr. Carter that he might have left it in the hotel.
7)Mr. carter told that all his importants papers were in it and he did not want to lose it.
8)Mr. Arnold asked if they should turn around and go back
9)Mr. Carter replied that we could not turn back as we had been driving for nearly two hours.

So what You say? Are these correct?

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Mr. Elcid.......please can u help me out in converting all the following direct speech as reported speech using the word or words given?

1. someone cleaned the windown yesterday; perhaps it was Janet.( it might have)

2. I knew all about her but she didn't realise that. (Little did)

3. Brian is enthusiastic about stamp collecting. (keen)

4. The curry was too spicy for me; I couldn't eat it. (such)

5. You need a holiday; you haven't had one for such a long time. (it's about)

6. Unfortunately, the weekend was both wet and cold. (Not only)

7. I really respected my father. (look)

8. As soon as we stopped the car the baby started crying. (No sooner)

9. George failed the exam because he didn't revise enough. (If)

10. Ian lent me $10. (borrowed)
Hi,

It's best if you try these first by yourself. We will be happy to check your answers for you.

Best wishes, Clive.
Mr. Clive.......my answer for the first question goes like this.......(please correct me if i'm wrong)

1. It might have been Janet, who cleaned the windows yesterday.
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