Direct and Indirect Speech Practice Set-1

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Direct and Indirect Speech Practice Set - 1

Directions : In these questions a sentence has been given in one speech . Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best express the same sentence in the other speech.

1. " Do you want balloons ?" he said to the child.
(A) He asked the child if he wanted balloons. ✔
(B) He asked the child whether he had wanted balloons.
(C) He asked the child did he want ballons.
(D) He asked the child if he would want ballons.

2. She said, "How Ugly I look in this dress !"
(A) She said that how ugly she was looking in that dress.
(B) She exclaimed how Ugly she looked in that dress.
(C) She expressed how Ugly she looked in that dress.
(D) She exclaimed that she looked very Ugly in that dress. ✔

3. She said, "You can leave the books here."
(A) She said that they can leave the books there.
(B) She said that they could leave the books there.✔
(C) She said that they can leave the books here.
(D) She said that they could have left the books here.

4. My friend said, "I am leaving today."
(A) My friend said that he is leaving to day.
(B) My friend said that he is leaving that day.
(C) My friend said that he leaves today.
(D) My friend said that he was leaving that day. ✔

5. Keats wrote "A thing of beauty is a joy forever."
(A) Keats wrote that a thing of beauty is a joy forever. ✔
(B) Keats wrote that a thing of beauty was a joy forever.
(C) A thing of beauty was a joy for ever is written by Keats.
(D) Keats has written that a beautiful thing is always joyfull.

6. The commander said to the army, "March forward."
(A) The commander asked the army march forward.
(B) The commander ordered the army to march forward. ✔
(C) The commander requested the army to go forward.
(D) The army requested the commander to march.

7. He promised,"I will do it tomorrow."
(A) He promised that he will do it tomorrow.
(B) He promised that he will do it the next day.
(C) He promised that he would do it the tomorrow.
(D) He promised that he would do it the next day. ✔

8. Geeta said, "I did not do this deliberately."
(A) Geeta said that I had not done that deliberately.
(B) Geeta said that she had not done that deliberately. ✔
(C) Geeta said that she has not done this deliberately.
(D) Geeta said that I have not done this deliberately.

9. She exclaimed, "I'm afraid we are rather late!"
(A) She exclaimed that they were fright ened of being late.
(B) She exclaimed that she was afraid that they were rather late. ✔
(C) She shouted that they were scared that they would be late.
(D) She screamed that she was worried that they would all be late.

10. She said to me, "What can I do for you?"
(A) She asked me what she could do for me. ✔
(B) She asked me what can she do for me.
(C) She asked me what she can do for me.
(D) She asked me whether she can do anything for me.

11. He said, "Alas ! I am undone !"
(A) He said that It was his undoing.
(B) He exclaimed pathetically that he was undone. ✔
(C) He stated that he was undone.
(D) He cried that he was being undone.

12. "I shall unlock the secrets of their success," he said.
(A) He said that he shall unlock the secrets of their success.
(B) He said that he should unlock the secrets of their success.
(C) He said that he would unlock the secrets of their success. ✔
(D) He said that he will unlock the secrets of their success.

13. "I wonder what he wants of us," said Arvind.
(A) Arvind said that he was wondering what he wanted of them.
(B) Arvind said that he wondered what he wanted of us.
(C) Arvind said he wondered what he wants of them.
(D) Arvind said that he wondered what he wanted of them. ✔

14. Dinesh said, "I want to eat a good mango one of these days."
(A) Dinesh said that he wants to eat a good mango one of these days.
(B) Dinesh said he wanted to eat a good mango one of those days. ✔
(C) Dinesh said that he wants to eat a good mango one of those days.
(D) Dinesh said that he wanted to eat a good mango one of those days.

15. He said, "I intend to leave for delhi to night."
(A) He said that he will intend to leave for delhi tonight.
(B) He said that he should intend to leave for delhi that night.
(C) He said that he intended to leave for delhi that night. ✔
(D) He said that his intention is to leave for delhi that night.

16. He said, "The sun rises in the east."
(A) He said that the sun rised in the east.
(B) He said that the sun rises in the east. ✔
(C) He said that the sun will rise in the east.
(D) He said that the sun may rise in the east.

17. Ram asked Krishna, "Where are you going today?"
(A) Ram asked Krishna where he was going that day. ✔
(B) Ram asked Krishna as to where he was going on the previous day.
(C) Ram asked Krishna where was he going the next day.
(D) Ram asked Krishna where was he going the day before.

18. He asked, "What a fool Tom is !"
(A) He exclaimed that he was a big fool.
(B) He exclaimed that Tom was a big fool. ✔
(C) He wondered that Tom was a big fool.
(D) He claimed that Tom was a big fool.

19. "What kind of scheme do you have?" Amit asked the insurance agent.
(A) Amit asked the insurance agent what kind of scheme he/she had. ✔
(B) Amit asked the insurance agent what kind of scheme he/she has.
(C) Amit asked the insurance agent what kind of scheme he/she is having.
(D) Amit asked the insurance agent what kind of scheme he/she was having.

20. The doctor said to the patient, "Take complete rest."
(A) The doctor told to the patient that take complete rest.
(B) The doctor advised the patient to take complete rest. ✔
(C) The doctor suggested the patient to take complete.
(D) The doctor asked the patient take complete rest.

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