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Direct and Indirect Speech: Direct Indirect Speech Rules and examples. Direct Speech to Indirect speech exercises with answers

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Q1. In the questions below the sentences have been given in Direct/Indirect speech. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Indirect/Direct speech. **Nita ordered her servant to bring her a cup of tea.**

  1.  Nita told her servant, "Bring a cup of tea."
  2.  Nita said, "Bring me a cup of tea."
  3.  Nita said to her servant, "Bring me a cup of tea."
  4.  Nita told her servant, "Bring her that cup of tea."

Solution : Nita said to her servant, "Bring me a cup of tea."
Q2. In the questions below the sentences have been given in Direct/Indirect speech. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Indirect/Direct speech. **My cousin said, "My room-mate had been snoring throughout the night."**

  1.  My cousin said that her room-mate had been snoring throughout the night.
  2.  My cousin told me that her room-mate snored throughout the night.
  3.  My cousin complained to me that her room-mate is snoring throughout the night.
  4.  My cousin felt that her room-mate may be snoring throughout the night.

Solution : My cousin said that her room-mate had been snoring throughout the night.

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Q3. In the questions below the sentences have been given in Direct/Indirect speech. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Indirect/Direct speech. **"Please don't go away", she said.**

  1.  She said to please her and not go away.
  2.  She told me to go away.
  3.  She begged me not to go away.
  4.  She begged that I not go away.

Solution : She begged me not to go away.
Q4. In the questions below the sentences have been given in Direct/Indirect speech. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Indirect/Direct speech. **She said to her friend, "I know where everyone is"**

  1.  She told that she knew where was everyone.
  2.  She told her friend that she knew where everyone was.
  3.  She told her friend that she knew where is everyone.
  4.  She told her friend that she knows where was everyone

Solution : She told her friend that she knew where everyone was.

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Q5. In the questions below the sentences have been given in Direct/Indirect speech. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Indirect/Direct speech. **Kiran asked me, "Did you see the Cricket match on television last night?"**

  1.  Kiran asked me whether I saw the Cricket match on television the earlier night
  2.  Kiran asked me whether I had seen the Cricket match on television the earlier night
  3.  Kiran asked me did I see the Cricket match on television the last night
  4.  Kiran asked me whether I had seen the Cricket match on television the last night.

Solution : Kiran asked me whether I had seen the Cricket match on television the last night.
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