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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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Q16. 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 poor examiner said,"Oh God, have pity on me."**

  1.  The poor examiner prayed to God to have pity on him
  2.  The poor examiner, involving God, implored him to take pity on him
  3.  The poor examiner exclaimed that God have pity on him
  4.  The poor examiner commanded God to take pity on him

Solution : The poor examiner prayed to God to have pity on him
Q17. 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. **"Where will you be tomorrow," I said, "in case I have to ring you?"**

  1.  I asked where you will be the next day in case I will ring him
  2.  I asked him where he would be the next day in case I had to ring him.
  3.  I said to him where he will be in case I have to ring him
  4.  I inquired about his whereabouts the next day in case I would have to ring him up

Solution : I asked him where he would be the next day in case I had to ring him.

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Q18. 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. **Seeta said to me, " Can you give me your pen ?"**

  1.  Seeta asked me can I give her my pen
  2.  Seeta asked me if I can give me your pen
  3.  Seeta asked me if I could give her my pen
  4.  Seeta asked me if I could give her my pen?

Solution : Seeta asked me if I could give her my pen
Q19. 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. **Manna asked Rohan, "Have you sat in a trolley bus before ?"**

  1.  Manna asked Rohan had he sat in a trolley bus earlier.
  2.  Manna asked Rohan had he sat in a trolley bus before
  3.  Manna asked Rohan if he had sat on a trolley bus before
  4.  Manna asked Rohan if he has ever sat in a trolley bus

Solution : Manna asked Rohan if he had sat on a trolley bus before

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Q20. 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. **Farhan asked Geeta, "Could you lend me a hundred rupees until tomorrow ?"**

  1.  Farhan asked Geeta whether she could lend him a hundred rupees until tomorrow
  2.  Farhan asked Geeta whether she could lend him a hundred rupees until the next day
  3.  Farhan asked Geeta whether she could lend me a hundred rupees until the next day
  4.  Farhan asked whether Geeta could lend me a hundred rupees until the next day

Solution : Farhan asked Geeta whether she could lend him a hundred rupees until the next day
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