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Narration Change for Assertive Sentences

Assertive Sentences Definition

These sentences consist of news that shows anything happened or not and these sentences in reported speech are whose which starts with subjects as I, We, You, He, She, It, or name.

Narration Change for Assertive Sentences

He said to me, “I am waiting for you.”

Asma said, “She did not write a letter yet.”

They said to us, ” We are enjoying a party.”

I said to him, ” I am in the room.”

Ali said to Umar, “I am not in the market.”

Changing 1

Write said to/say to as it is or changes them to told/tell.

Replace commas with that.

Never use to right after tell/told.


1.He said to me, “I advise you to do your duty.” (Di)

He said to , “I advise you to do your duty.” (Di)

Changing 2

said to→told

commas (,) → that


you  →me



He told me that he advised me to do my duty. (Ind)

He told me that he advised me to do my duty. (Ind) without colors

2.I said to the headmaster, “I have acted upon your advice, Sir.” (Di)

I said to the headmaster, “I have acted upon your advice, Sir.” (Di)

Changing 3

said to→told

commas (,) → that


your  →his

Sir  → respectfully


I told the headmaster respectfully that I had acted upon his advice. (Ind)

I told the headmaster respectfully that I had acted upon his advice. (Ind) without colors

3. Akram will say, “I do not tell lies as I am afraid of Allah.” (Di)

Akram will say, “I do not tell lies as I am afraid of Allah.” (Di)

Narration Changes for  Assertive Sentences

commas (,) → that


As reporting speech is not in Past Tense therefore tense will not be changed.

Akram will say that he does not tell lies as he is afraid of Allah. (Ind) without colors

Exercise for Narration Changes for  Assertive Sentences

Muhammad said to us, “I know what you mean to do.”(Di)

Muhammad told us that he knew what we meant to do. (Ind)

The captain said to the team, “We are hopeful to win the match.”(Di)

The captain told the team that they were hopeful to win the match. (Ind)

He said, “The earth revolves around the sun.”(Di)

He said that the earth revolves around the sun. (Ind)

(Note: Universal Truth)

He says to her, “I and your brother can speak French fluently.”(Di)

He tells her that he and her brother can speak French fluently. (Ind)

They will say to us, “Our teacher will take your classes tomorrow.”(Di)

They will tell us that their teacher will take our classes the next day. (Ind)

He said to me, “You should act upon my advice if you want success.”(Di)

He told me that I should act upon his advice if I wanted success. (Ind)

She said to me, “I have read the book you gave me yesterday.”(Di)

She told me that she had read the book I had given her the previous day. (Ind)

You said to them, “My house is near your college.”(Di)

You told them that your house was near their college. (Ind)

More Examples for Change of Assertive Sentences to Indirect Speech

He said to me, “I shall drive your car if you allow me.”(Di)

He told me that he would drive my car if I allowed him. (Ind)

Our teacher said to us, “God helps those who help themselves.”(Di)

Our teacher told us that God helps those who help themselves. (Ind)

“Yes father, “said Ali, “I beat the dog but I am sorry for that.”(Di)

Ali told his father that he had beaten the dog but he was sorry for that. (Ind)

She says to me, “I shall attend the meeting if you invite me.”(Di)

She told me that she would attend the meeting if I invited her. (Ind)

Akram said to me, “I am always ready to help you in English.”(Di)

Akram told me that he(Akram) was always ready to help me in English. (Ind)

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