Change these from direct to indirect?

He said to her, "who will accompany you to the theatre?"
He said to him, "when did you tell him the news?"
He said to her, "who will inaugurate the function tomorrow?"
He said to her, "who operated your father and with what results?"
The manager said, "type these letters and get them signed and dispatch them before leaving the office."

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Answer:

See below:

Explanation:

When we change from direct to indirect, we're taking what someone is quoted as saying and changing it to it being reported as to what was said.

http://engnation.blogspot.com/2013/11/narration-rules.html

For example, take the first sentence:

  • He said to her, "who will accompany you to the theatre?"

change to

He asked her who will accompany her to the theatre.

  • He said to him, "when did you tell him the news?"

change to

He asked him when he told him the news.

  • He said to her, "who will inaugurate the function tomorrow?"

change to

He asked her who will inaugurate the function tomorrow.

  • He said to her, "who operated your father and with what results?"

(note that there is a small error in here - should be "who operated on your father...")

change to

He asked her who had operated on her father and what the results were.

  • The manager said, "type these letters and get them signed and dispatch them before leaving the office."

change to

The manager said to type these letters and get them signed and dispatched before leaving the office.