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"Why has this watch stopped? " Thought Ahmed, How to change this sentence into Narration? I tried to make its Indirect speech, but I could not change it.

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  • Ahmed wondered why the/this watch has stopped. – Archa Jun 22 '15 at 23:46
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    No, ...HAD stopped. – Steven Littman Jun 23 '15 at 1:27
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Ahmed astonished why the watch had stopped.

Ahmed astounded why the watch had stopped.

Ahmed engrossed why the watch had stopped.

Ahmed fascinated why the watch had stopped.

Ahmed gaped why the watch had stopped.

Ahmed bewildered why the watch had stopped.

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  • Those are all ungrammatical. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jun 23 '15 at 5:51
  • They are similar words for wonder. – I don't know who I am. Jun 23 '15 at 5:55
  • No. They are adjectives, while wonder is a verb. Except gaped, which is intransitive and cannot take an object. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jun 23 '15 at 5:56
  • I am surprised at her conduct. I am astonished at her conduct. If we are changing like this. Why can't we use similar words.? – I don't know who I am. Jun 23 '15 at 5:57
  • Those are fine. The ones in your answer have no verb, which is ungrammatical. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jun 23 '15 at 5:58

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