Reported Speech Exercises Optative Sentences

Direct and Indirect speech exercises with optative sentences with solved answers given at the end of the exercise.

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1. He said, “Would that! he were not on that flight”
  1. He wished that he were not on that flight.
  2. He wished that he was not on that flight.
  3. He wished that he had not been on that flight.
2. The beggar said, “May God reward your good intentions”
  1. The beggar prayed that God might reward my good intentions.
  2. The beggar prayed that God might rewarded my good intentions.
  3. The beggar prayed that God may reward my good intentions.
3. “Good morning, grand father”, he said.
  1. He wished good morning to grand father.
  2. He said good morning to grand father.
  3. He greeted grand father.
4. She said, “O for! a single message from my beloved”
  1. She wished for a single message from her beloved.
  2. She said in great pain for a single message from her beloved.
  3. She wished that a single message from her beloved.
5. She said, “Would that! I had not married you”
  1. She wished that she had not married him.
  2. She expressed in great pain that she had not married him.
  3. She wished that I had married you.
6. The Little child said, “May God protect my father”
  1. The little child said God might protect my father.
  2. The little child prayed that God might protect my father.
  3. The little child prayed that God may protect my father.
6. Maria said, “Would that! my son were alive today”
  1. Maria expressed with great desire that her son were alive that day.
  2. Maria wished that her son were alive that day.
  3. Maria wished that her son was alive that day.
7. He said, “May you live long, my brother”
  1. He prayed that I might live long, my brother.
  2. He prayed that his brother might live long.
  3. He prayed that my brother might live long.
8. The old lady said, “May God help my son in this exam”
  1. The old lady wished that God might help her son in that exam.
  2. The old lady prayed that God might help her son in that exam
  3. The old said that God might help her son in that exam.
9. Grand Father said, “Would that! I were able to walk today”
  1. Grand father wished that he was able to walk that day.
  2. Grand father wished he were able to walk that day.
  3. Grand father said that he could walk that day.

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