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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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Q21. 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. **"What about going for a swim," he said, "It's quite fine now."**

  1.  He asked me what about going for a swim as it was quite fine then
  2.  He proposed going for swim as it was quite fine then
  3.  He suggested going for a swim as it was quite fine
  4.  He advised me to go for a swim as it was quite fine

Solution : He proposed going for swim as it was quite fine then
Q22. 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. **"You can't bathe in this sea," he said to me, "it's very rough."**

  1.  He said that I can't bathe in this sea because it's very rough
  2.  He said that you couldn't bathe in the sea if it was very rough
  3.  He said that I couldn't bathe in that sea as it was very rough
  4.  He said that you can't bathe in this sea since it was very rough

Solution : He said that I couldn't bathe in that sea as it was very rough

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Q23. 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. **Vissu said, "We passed by a beautiful lake when we went on a trip to Goa."**

  1.  Vissu said that they passed by a beautiful lake when they had gone on a trip to Goa
  2.  Vissu said that they has passed by a beautiful lake when they went on a trip to Goa
  3.  Vissu said that they had passed by a beautiful lake when they had gone on a trip to Goa
  4.  Vissu said they passed by a beautiful lake when they went on a trip to Goa

Solution : Vissu said that they had passed by a beautiful lake when they had gone on a trip to Goa
Q24. 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 to me, "I expect you to attend the function."**

  1.  He told me that he had expected me to attend the function
  2.  He told me that he expected me to attended the function
  3.  He told me that he expected me to have attended the function
  4.  He told me that he expected me to attend the function

Solution : He told me that he expected me to attend the function

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Q25. 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. **Dinesh asked, "Are you going to the party tomorrow, Rani ?"**

  1.  Dinesh asked whether Rani was going to the party the next day
  2.  Dinesh asked Rani whether you are going to the party the next day
  3.  Dinesh asked Rani whether she was going to the party the next day
  4.  Dinesh asked Rani are you going to the party tomorrow

Solution : Dinesh asked Rani whether she was going to the party the next day
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