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Direct & Indirect Speech

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

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Q6. 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. **David said to Anna, "Mona will leave for her native place tomorrow."**

  1.  David told Anna that Mona will leave for her native place tomorrow
  2.  David told Anna that Mona left for her native place the next day
  3.  David told Anna that Mona would be leaving for her native place tomorrow
  4.  David told Anna that Mona would leave for her native place the next day

Solution : David told Anna that Mona would leave for her native place the next day
Q7. 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. **I said to him, "Why are you working so hard?"**

  1.  I asked him why he was working so hard
  2.  I asked him why was he working so hard
  3.  I asked him why had he been working so hard
  4.  I asked him why he had been working so hard

Solution : I asked him why he was working so hard

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Q8. 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. **The tailor said to him, "Will you have the suit ready by tomorrow evening?"**

  1.  The tailor asked him that he will have the suit ready by the next evening
  2.  The tailor asked him that he would had the suit ready by the next evening
  3.  The tailor asked him if he would have the suit ready by the next evening
  4.  The tailor asked him if he will like to the suit ready by the next evening

Solution : The tailor asked him if he would have the suit ready by the next evening
Q9. 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. **He said. "Be quiet and listen to my words."**

  1.  He urged them to be quiet and listen to his words
  2.  He urged them and said be quiet and listen to his words
  3.  He urged they should be quiet and listen to his words
  4.  He said you should be quiet and listen to his words

Solution : He urged them to be quiet and listen to his words

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Q10. 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. **He said,"I cannot help you at present because I myself am in difficulty."**

  1.  He said that I cannot help you at present because I myself in difficulty
  2.  He said that he could not help me at present because he himself was in difficulty
  3.  He told that he could not help you at present because he was himself in difficulty
  4.  He asked that he could not help you at present because he was himself in difficulty.

Solution : He said that he could not help me at present because he himself was in difficulty
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