direct & indirect speech Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions & More Shortcuts

Directions:

In each of the following questions, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

[SSC CGL Tier-II 2017]

Question : 1

Mother told me that I should listen to her first and then do anything as I pleased.

a) Mother said to me, “He should listen to her first and then do anything he pleases.”

b) Mother said to me, “You should listen to me first and then do anything I pleased.”

c) Mother said to me, “You should listen to me first and then do anything as you please.”

d) Mother said to me, “I should listen to me first and then do anything I please.”

Answer: (c)

Mother said to me, “You should listen to me first and then do anything as you please.”

Question : 2

He said, “They will be using my car for the trip.”

a) He said that they would be using his car for the trip.

b) He said that we will be using his car for the trip.

c) He said that they will be using my car for the trip.

d) He said that they would be using my car for the trip.

Answer: (a)

He said that they would be using his car for the trip.

Question : 3

The wayfarer said to me, “Do you know the way to the Asiad village?”

a) The wayfarer asked me if I knew the way to the Asiad village.

b) The wayfarer asked me if he knew the way to the Asiad village.

c) The wayfarer asked me that if I knew the way to the Asiad village.

d) The wayfarer asked me if I did know the way to the Asiad village.

Answer: (a)

The wayfarer asked me if I knew the way to the Asiad village.

Question : 4

The spectators applauded the young athlete saying that he had broken all previous records.

a) The spectators exclaimed to the young athlete, “You have broken all records.”

b) The spectators said to the young athlete, “You broke all records.”

c) The spectators said to the young athlete, “You had broken all records.”

d) The spectators said to the young athlete, “Bravo! You have broken all records.”

Answer: (d)

The spectators said to the young athlete,“Bravo! You have broken all records.”

Question : 5

He said to Raina, “I cannot marry you now but I shall surely do so next year.”

a) He told her that he could not marry Raina then but would surely marry her next year.

b) He told Raina that he could not marry her then but he would surely do so the following year.

c) He told Raina that he would not marry her then but would surely do so the next year.

d) He told Raina that he cannot marry her now but would surely do so the following year.

Answer: (b)

He told Raina that he could not marry her then but he would surely do so the following year.

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