Direct and Indirect Speech Exercises With Answers PDF

Direct and Indirect Speech Exercises With Answers PDF

Direct and Indirect Speech Exercises

Directions (1-30): In the following questions, a Sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect. Out of the Four alternatives suggested, select the one which best Expresses the same sentence in Direct/Indirect and mark Your answer.

I said to him, “Will you go to Delhi?”

  • (1) I asked him will he go to Bihar.
  • (2) I said to him would he go to Bihar.
  • (3) I asked him if he would go to Bihar.
  • (4) I said to him would you go to Bihar.

He said, ‘I have read this JobBihar.’

  • (1) He said that he has read this JobBihar.
  • (2) He said that he had read that JobBihar.
  • (3) He said that he read that JobBihar.
  • (4) He said that he had read this JobBihar.

Tania said to her friend, ’Can you lend me an umbrella?’

  • (1) Please give me an umbrella Tania requested her friend.
  • (2) Will you lend me your umbrella, Tania asked her friend.
  • (3) Tania requested her friend to lend her an umbrella
  • (4) Tania asked her friend to give her an umbrella.

Sita said, ‘I may go there.’

  • (1) Sita says that she may go there.
  • (2) Sita says that she Is going there.
  • (3) Sita said that she will go there.
  • (4) Sita said that she might go there.

My friend requested me to bring him a sandwich.

  • (1)He said, ‘My friend, please bring me a sandwich.’
  • (2) My friend said, ‘Will you bring me a sandwich.’
  • (3) ‘Please bring me a sandwich’, said my friend.
  • (4) ‘Please bring my friend a sandwich’, said he.

He said, ‘If I had the tools I could mend the car.’

  • (1) He said that if he had the tools he could mend the car.
  • (2) He tells that he had the tools he could mend the car.
  • (3) He said I could mend the car if I have the tools.
  • (4) He told he could mend the car.

She said to the children, ‘You mustn’t play with fire.

  • (1) She told the children they were not to play with fire.
  • (2) She told the children that they mustn’t play with fire.
  • (3) She told the children not to play with fire.
  • (4) She told the children they are not to play with fire.

Everybody says, ‘How well she sings!’

  • (1) Everybody comments that she sings well.
  • (2) Everybody says how well she sings.
  • (3) Everybody tells that she sang very well.
  • (4) Everybody says that she sang well.

He says that he is very sorry.

  • (1) He said, ‘He was very sorry’.
  • (2) He says, ‘I am very sorry’.
  • (3) He said, ‘He is very sorry’.
  • (4) He told me. ‘I felt sorry’.

Daman says, ‘Priya is working in Ahmedabad.’

  • (1)Daman say that Priya was working in Ahmedabad.
  • (2)Daman said that Priya was working in Ahmedabad.
  • (3) Daman said that Priya works in Ahmedabad.
  • (4) Daman says that Priya is working in Ahmedabad.

Anne said. ‘It is time to leave for the meeting.’

  • (1) Anne said that it was time to leave for the meeting.
  • (2) Anne told that it is time to leave for the meeting.
  • (3) Anne said its time to leave for the meeting.
  • (4) Anne said that it was time for the meeting.

The old man said that he would soon be leaving the world.

  • (1) The old man said, “I shall soon be leaving the world.”
  • (2) The old man said. “I am soon leaving the world.”
  • (3) The old man said, “I would soon leave the world.”
  • (4) The old man said, “I am going to leave the world soon.”

“Come home early” said Mr. Matthew to his clerk.

  • (1) Mr Matthew told his clerk to come home as early as possible.
  • (2) Mr Matthew asked his clerk to be home early.
  • (3) Mr Matthew ordered his clerk to come home Early.
  • (4) Mr Matthew requested his clerk to come home a little early.

I said, “Water is essential for life.”

  • (1) Water is essential for life was said by me.
  • (2) I told that water was essential for life.
  • (3) I exclaimed that water was essential for life.
  • (4) I said that water is essential for life.

She asked me if I was going to college.

  • (1) She said, “Am I going to college?”
  • (2) She said to me, “Are you going to college?”
  • (3) She asked me, “Will you go to college?”
  • (4) She asked to me, “Was I going to college?”

Iba said that she might go home the next day with her sister.

  • (1) Iba said, “I could go home tomorrow with my sister.”
  • (2) Iba said, “I may just go home tomorrow with my sister.”
  • (3) Iba said, “I can go home tomorrow with my sister.”
  • (4) Iba said, “I will go home tomorrow with my sister.”

He said, “I was doing it.”

  • (1) He said that he had been doing it.
  • (2) He said that he had done it.
  • (3) He said that he has done it.
  • (4) He said that he did it.

The lady asked me how my uncle was.

  • (1) The lady said to me, “How is your uncle?”
  • (2) The lady asked me, “How has your uncle been ?”
  • (3) The lady said to me, “How was your uncle?”
  • (4) The lady asked me, “How is your uncle doing?”

He said, “Honesty is the best policy.”

  • (1) He said that honesty is the best policy.
  • (2) He said that honesty was the best policy.
  • (3) He said that honesty had been the best policy.
  • (4) He said that honesty has been the best policy.

He said that he intended to leave for Surat that night.

  • (1) “I intend to leave for Surat that night” he said.
  • (2) “I intend to left for Surat that night” he said.
  • (3) “I intended to leave for Surat tonight” he said.
  • (4) “I intend to leave for Surat tonight” he said.

The teacher said to him, “Is poverty not a curse?”

  • (1) The teacher asked him is poverty not a curse.
  • (2) The teacher asked him if poverty was not a curse.
  • (3) The teacher asked him was poverty not a curse.
  • (4) The teacher asked him whether poverty is not a curse.

The prisoner enquired if a lawyer had been arranged for him.

  • (1) The prisoner enquired, “Is there a lawyer for me?”
  • (2) The prisoner asked, “Has a lawyer been arranged for me?”
  • (3) The prisoner enquired, “Had a lawyer been arranged for me?”
  • (4) The prisoner said, “Have you arranged a lawyer for me ?”

Phila ordered her brother to turn down the television and let her work in peace.

  • (1) Phila said to her brother, “Turn down the television that let me do my work in peace.”
  • (2) Phila said to her brother, “Turn down the television and let me work in peace.”
  • (3) Phila said to her brother, “Turn down the television to let me do my work in peace.”
  • (4) Phila said to her brother, “Turned down the television and let me do my work in peace.”

You will say, “I am ill.”

  • (1) You will say that you are ill.
  • (2) You would say that you were ill.
  • (3) You would say that you are ill.
  • (4) You will say that you were ill.

He bade his friends goodbye.

  • (1) “I will see you later” he told his friends.
  • (2) “I am bidding you Goodbye.”
  • (3) He said. “Goodbye, my friends.”
  • (4) “Goodbye, my friends” he was saying to them.

He exclaimed with joy that their team had won the tournament.

  • (1) He said, “Our team has won the tournament”
  • (2) He said, “Wow I Our team won the tournament”
  • (3) He exclaimed, “Hurrah! Our team has won the tournament!”
  • (4) He said, “Our team won the tournament.”

His father said that it was time he visited his uncle.

  • (1) “It was time you visited your uncle” said his father.
  • (2) “It is time you visited my uncle” said his father.
  • (3) “It is time you visit your uncle” said his father.
  • (4) “It is time you visited your uncle” said his father.

He said, “I had a wonderful dream last night”.

  • (1) He said that he saw a wonderful dream last night
  • (2) He said that he had seen a wonderful dream yesterday.
  • (3) He said that last night he had a wonderful dream.
  • (4) He said that he had a wonderful dream the previous night.

He said, “I am buying a new pen”.

  • (1) He said that he bought a new pen.
  • (2) He said that he was buying a new pen.
  • (3) He said that he had been buying a new pen.
  • (4) He said that he is buying a new pen

He bade his love goodbye.

  • (1) He said, “Goodbye”.
  • (2) He wished his love, “Goodbye”.
  • (3) He exclaimed, “Goodbye, love”.
  • (4) He said. “Goodbye, my love”.

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