Direct and Indirect Speech Exercises With Answers PDF

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Direct and Indirect Speech Exercises with Answers PDF

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.

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

(1) I asked him will he go to Delhi.

(2) I said to him would he go to Delhi.

(3) I asked him if he would go to Delhi.

(4) I said to him would you go to Delhi.

2. He said, ‘I have read this novel.’

(1) He said that he has read this novel.

(2) He said that he had read that novel.

(3) He said that he read that novel.

(4) He said that he had read this novel.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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’.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.”

13. “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.

14. 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.

15. 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?”

16. 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.”

17. 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.

18. 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?”

19. 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.

20. 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.

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21. 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.

22. 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 ?”

23. 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.”

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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.”

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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

30. 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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