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    Please help me change the voice

    Hi teachers,

    Please help me change the voice of the following sentences:

    Mahmood: 'What are you doing here, Saqib'? I haven't seen you since June.'
    Saqib: 'I've just come back from my holiday in Sindh.'
    Mahmood: ''Did you you enjoy it?''
    Saqib: ''I loved it. And the Sindhi people were so friendly.''
    Mahmood: ''Did you go the Mohen Jo Daro ruins?''
    Saqib: ''Yes. It was my first trip''. I can show you some pictures.'' Are you doing anything tomorrow?''
    Mahmood: ''I need to do a few things tomorrow, but I am free tonight.''
    Saqib: ''You should come to my house tonight and what time shall we meet?''
    Mahmood: ''I'll be there at eight. Is it all right?''

    Please find mistakes and correct them.
    Mahmood asked Saqib what he was doing there? I haven't seen him since June.
    Saqib explained that he has just come back from his holiday in Sindh.
    Mahmood wondered if he enjoyed it?
    Saqib told him that he loved it. And the Sindhi people had been so friendly.
    Mahmood wanted to know if he went to the Mohen jo Daro ruins?
    Saqib said that yes, it was his first trip. He can show you some pictures. Are you doing anything tomorrow?
    Mahmood told him that he needed to do a few things tomorrow but he was free that night.
    Saqib said to Mahmood that he should come to his house that night and waht time shall we meet?
    Mahmood said that he'll be here at eight. Is it all right?


    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: Please help me change the voice

    Mahmood asked Saqib what he was doing there. He hadn't seen Saqib since June.
    Saqib explained that he has just come back from his holiday in Sindh.
    Mahmood asked him if he enjoyed it.
    Saqib told him that he loved it. And that the Sindhi people had been so friendly.
    Mahmood asked if he went to the Mohen Jo Daro ruins.
    Saqib said that he did and that it was his first trip. He asked Mahmood if he could show him some pictures and if he was doing anything tomorrow.

    Mahmood told him that he needed to do a few things tomorrow but that he was free that night.
    Saqib said to Mahmood that he should come to his house that night and asked what time they should meet.
    Mahmood said that he'd be there at eight and if that was all right.

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    Re: Please help me change the voice

    You're lucky this time, Naeem Afzal. We don't usually correct your homework; that's your teacher's job.

    He/she will now be under the impression that you have a perfect understanding of changing the voice.

    That won't help you in an exam.

    Rover

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    Re: Please help me change the voice

    That's a change from direct to indirect speech. Is that a correct use of "voice", which usually means active or passive?

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    Re: Please help me change the voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Is that a correct use of "voice", which usually means active or passive?
    Not for me.

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    Re: Please help me change the voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That's a change from direct to indirect speech. Is that a correct use of "voice", which usually means active or passive?
    No, it is incorrect.

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    Re: Please help me change the voice

    And imagine the results if you did try to change the voice:

    Mahmood: 'What are you doing here, Saqib'? I haven't seen you since June.'
    Saqib: 'I've just come back from my holiday in Sindh.'
    You'd turn a text into alphabet soup.

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    Re: Please help me change the voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Mahmood: 'What are you doing here, Saqib'? I haven't seen you since June.'
    Saqib: 'I've just come back from my holiday in Sindh.'
    Mahmoud: "What is being done here by you, Saqid? You haven't been seen by me since June."
    Saqib: My return from my holiday in Sindh has just been effected by me.

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