Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.
Aisha said to me, "You may approve the files which are already marked".
Correct Answer : d ) Aisha told me that I might approve the files which are already marked.Explanation :
The given sentence is in direct speech; we need to change it to indirect.
- When Reporting verb in past Tense and reported speech is having "may" after subject + First form of Verb.
- Then we change "may" to "might" + First form of the verb (approve).
- Reporting verb (said to) changes to ‘told’.
- ‘You’ changes to ‘I’ according to the object i.e., ‘me’.
- Commas and inverted commas are omitted and ‘that’ is placed.
The indirect form is – ‘Aisha told me that I might approve the files which are already marked.’
Hence, (d) is the correct answer.
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