Question:

The boys said, "Alas ! I made a mistake." (Change into Indirect Speech.)

AThe boys exclaimed with regret that he made a mistake.

BThe boys exclaimed with joy that they had made a mistake.

CThe boys exclaimed with regret that they had made a mistake.

DThe boys exclaimed that he had made a mistake.

Answer:

C. The boys exclaimed with regret that they had made a mistake.

Explanation:

Sudden feelings നെ കാണിക്കുന്ന sentence നെ Exclamatory sentence എന്ന് പറയുന്നു. Oh, Alas, Hurrah, Bravo എന്നി വാക്കുകൾ ചേർന്ന് വരുന്നത് ആണ് Exclamatory sentence.

  • Hurrah - joy/happiness/ joyful
  • Alas/sorry - sorrow/regret
  • What/How - surprise/wonder
  • Fie - disgust/anger/contempt
  • Bravo - applaud/praise/commend
  • Exclamatory sentence ൽ ഒരു Exclamation mark (!) കാണും. Exclamatory Sentence നെ report ചെയ്യുമ്പോൾ statement ആക്കിയതിനു ശേഷം report ചെയ്യും.
  • Reporting verb ആയി 'exclaimed' ഉപയോഗിക്കുക.
  • Sentence ന്റെ തീവ്രത വർധിപ്പിക്കുവാൻ with delight, with regret, with sorrow ഇവയിൽ ഒന്ന് ഉപയോഗിക്കാം.
  • Connecting word ആയി 'that' ഉപയോഗിക്കുക.
  • In indirect speech, when reporting the words of a singular speaker, the pronoun often changes to fit the perspective of the reporting speaker. In this case, "I" is changed to "they" because it's likely that the reporting speaker is referring to a group of boys.  "I" is changed to "they" to match the reporting context.

"boys" is a plural noun, the pronoun "they" should be used. 

  • "The boys exclaimed with regret that he made a mistake." - This option incorrectly uses "he" instead of "they."

  • The boys exclaimed with joy that they had made a mistake." - This option incorrectly uses "joy" instead of "regret."The original sentence conveys regret, not joy, so "regret" is the appropriate emotion to express.

  • "The boys exclaimed that he had made a mistake." - This option is incorrect because it uses "he" instead of "they,"


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