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Hi Teachers,

Would you please check if my conversion form the direct to indirect speech in the sentences below is correct?

Here're the sentences:

1)
D= He said to me, "I have often told you not to play with fire."
In= He told me that he had often told me not to play with fire.

2)
D= "You have all done very badly !", remarked the teacher.
In= The teacher remarked (that) we had all done very badly.

3)
D= They wrote, "It is time we thought about setting this matter."
In= They wrote (that) it was time they had thought about setting that matter.

4)
D= The teacher promised, "If you will come before school tomorrow, I will explain it."
In= The teacher promised us (that) if we would come before school tomorrow, she would explain it.

5)
D= She wrote, "I am waiting and watching and longing for my son's return.
In= She wrote that she was waiting and watching and longing for her son's return.

6)
D= The examiner's orders were, "No one is to bring books into the room nor ask me questions about what I have told you to do."
In= The examiner ordered (that) no one was to bring books into the room nor ask him questions about what he had told you to do.

7)
D= The dwarf said to her, "Promise me that when you are queen you will give me your first-born child.
In= The dwarf requested her to promise him that when she is queen she would give him her first-born child. [I don't think I have made this correct, teachers]

8)
D= "This is my horse", said he, "and if I do not prove it in a few minutes I will give up my claim."
In= He said (that) that was his horse and If he wouldn't have proven it in a few minutes he would have given up his claim.

Thank you, teachers
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3) In= They wrote (that) it was time they thought about settling that matter.

4) In= The teacher promised us (that) if we would come before school the next day, she would explain it.

6)
D= The examiner's orders were, "No one is to bring books into the room or ask me questions about what I have told you to do."
In= The examiner ordered (that) no one was to bring books into the room or ask him questions about what he had told us to do.

7) In= The dwarf demanded that she promise him that when she was queen she would give him her first-born child.

8) In= He said (that) that was his horse and if he did not prove it in a few minutes he would give up his claim.
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D='So help me,heaven!'he cried,'I will never steal him'

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We would like you to try yourself first. We would also like to recommend the magic word, 'please'.

"I would give great wealth to own this animal" said the queen


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I agree with Mr Micawber.

We would like you to try yourself first. We would also like to recommend the magic word, 'please'.

He call upon heaven to witness his resolve never to steal again
The queen said that She would give great wealth to own that animal
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The Queen said that she would give great wealth to own that animal.

Note the period.

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