A.Read the conversation below and change it to indirect speech : 
Father : Why did you return home late today? 
Son : The brakes of my motorbike failed on the way. 
Father : Why didn't you check your brakes before starting? 
Son : I was in a hurry. I didn't have the time. 
Father : It shows how careless you are. If you keep your bike in a good condition, you will save yourself from a lot of trouble. 

The father asked (a) ______. The boy replied (b) __________-. On hearing this, the father (c) _______. The boy said that as (d) _______ father commented (e) _________ and advised him that if (f) _______

Dear Student,
Given below is the answer to your question.

a) his son why he had returned home late that particular day.
b) that the brakes of his motorbike had failed on the way.
c) asked him why he hadn't checked the brakes before starting his journey.
d) he was in a hurry, he did not have the time.
e) that it showed how careless he was; he had kept the bike in good condition, he would have saved himself from a lot of trouble.

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