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    Practice transforming sentences


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    Anastasiya Dimitrova
  • The commander asked:” Do our soldiers have enough weapons?”
    The commander wanted to know if their/his soldiers had enough weapons.
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  • He asked:” Are we going to start work tomorrow?”
    He asked if they were going to start work the next day.
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  • They inquired:” Did you see Charles yesterday morning”?
    They inquired if I had seen Charles that morning.
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  • The coach wanted to know:” Can you do your best boys?”
    The coach wanted to know from the boys if they could do their best.
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  • They inquired:” Have they ever been to America?”
    They inquired if they had ever been to America.
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  • The watchmaker asked:” Did you buy this Swiss watch at my place”?
    The watchmaker asked if he/she had bought that Swiss watch at his place
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  • The instructor asked me if I had ever worked with groups from aboard
    The instructor asked me:” have you ever worked with groups from abroad?”
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  • She wanted to know if I had been informed about the meeting the day before.
    She wanted to know:”Were you informed about the meeting yesterday?”
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  • The assistant asked if I was looking for something
    The assistant asked:” Are you looking for something?”
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  • The pilot asked if I/he/she had prepared the runway for their flight.
    The pilot asked:” Have you prepared the runway for our flight?”
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  • Sarah asked if she had to sweep the floor after work.
    Sarah asked:” Do I have to sweep the floor after work?”
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  • They wanted to know if they would go for a walk if the weather was fine.
    They wanted to know:” Will we go for a walk if the weather is fine?”
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  • The doctor wanted to know:” Have you had the symptoms for a long time?”
    The doctor wanted to know if I had had the symptoms for a long time.
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  • Daddy wanted to know if Kevin was going to be a lawyer.
    Daddy wanted to know:” Are you going to be a lawyer Kevin?”
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  • . Mary said:” I will play cards the day after tomorrow”. (Mary informed me…)
    Marry informed me that she would play cards the following day/the next day
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  • Sophie said:”I went to bed early last night”. (Sophie said ….)
    Sophie said that she had gone to bed early that night.
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  • He told me:”You are the most beautiful girl I have ever seen”. (He told me …)
    He told me that I was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen
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  • Gloria:” I am sorry but I can’t come to your birthday party because I am going away for the weekend.” (Gloria explained that …)
    Gloria explained that she was really sorry but she couldn’t come to my party because she was going away for the weekend.
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  • Mark said that his friend Gary had found a new job in the music business.
    Mark:”My friend Gary has found a new job in the music business.”
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  • Judy complained that she had already written that essay four times.
    Judy: “I have already written this essay four times.”
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  • My father told Ben that he was sure he had seen him there the week before.
    . My father to Ben:”I am sure I saw you here last week.”
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  • Betty:” If I knew the answer I would tell you”. (Betty assured me ….)
    Betty assured me that if she had known the answer she would have told me
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  • He said:” Tomorrow at five o’clock I will be sitting on a train to Glasgow.” (He said that…)
    He said that the next day at five o’clock he would be sitting on a train to Glasgow.
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  • Miss Jackson:”I warned you to study for the test a month ago.” (Miss Jackson reminded me...)
    Miss Jackson reminded me that she had warned me to study for the test a month before
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  • Dave:” I was outside the classroom during the break but I saw a group of my colleagues inside the room.” (Dave said that …)
    Dave said that he had been outside the classroom during the break but he had seen a group of his colleagues inside the room.
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  • Mrs. Wilson: “No one has ever spoken to me like this before.” (Mrs. Wilson said …)
    Mrs. Wilson said that no one had ever spoken to her like that before
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  • Would you like to drive me home? (JIM, OFFER)
    Jim offered to drive him/her home
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  • Yes! I’ll do it again (JACK, AGREE)
    He agreed to do it again.
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  • Keep quiet or I’ll punish you (THE TEACHER, THREATEN)
    The teacher threatened to punish me if I didn’t keep quiet.
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  • Please, don’t hit the dog. (HE, BEG)
    He begged me not to hit the dog.
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  • Don’t touch the wire with wet hands. (THE ELECTRICIAN, WARN)
    The electrician warned me not to touch the wire with wet hands.
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  • He asked:”Where have you been Tom?”
    He asked me where I had been
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  • The teacher wanted to know who had discovered America
    The teacher wanted to know:”Who discovered America?”
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  • The referee asked:”How many players do you want to substitute?”
    The referee asked how many players I/we/he wanted to substitute.
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  • He asked:”What would you do if you were a celebrity?”
    He asked me what I would have done if I had been a celebrity.
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  • She wondered how much pay she could expect.
    She wondered:” how much pay can I expect?”
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  • The captain asked the guide when they would get to the coast.
    The captain asked:”When will we get to the coast, guide?”
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  • The gardener inquired:”Why didn’t you buy a new shovel?”
    The gardener inquired why I hadn’t bought a new shovel.
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  • The zookeeper asked:”How much food did the lions eat last week?
    The zookeeper asked how much food the lions had eaten the week before.
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  • The rock star asked:”Would you sing the song with me?”
    The rock star asked me if I would sing the song with him.
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  • He wanted to know:”How long has Peter had his sports car?”
    He wanted to know how long Peter had had his sports car
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  • The coach asked what he was doing then.
    The coach asked:”What is he doing now?”
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  • The teacher asked:” Who were they travelling with yesterday?”
    The teacher asked who they had been travelling with the day before
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  • The helper asked:”What time are you going to finish tomorrow?”
    The helper asked what time we were going to finish the next day
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  • The people asked:” Where would he go if he had the money?” Hint: 3rd conditional
    The people asked where he would have gone if he had had the money.
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  • The hired workers asked when they would be paid.
    The hired works asked:” When will we be paid?”
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  • The fireman asked when the fire engine was going to be ready
    The fireman asked:”When is the fire engine going to be ready?”
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  • The player wondered:”How many goals will we score this week?”
    The player wondered how many goals they would score that week.
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  • Jane’s brother asked her who she was going out with.
    Brother to sister: “Who are you going out with Jane?”
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  • They wanted to know:”Why weren’t we allowed to park here last month?”
    They wanted to know why they hadn’t been allowed to park there the month before.
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  • "It's a great idea to go to the beach," said Maria. (USE recommend)
    Maria recommended going to the beach.
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