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Change of Speech

in 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.

  1. He said, "Ravi, why are you sounding so depressed today?"
    1. He asked Ravi why did he sound so depressed that day.
    2. He asked Ravi why he was sounding so depressed that day.
    3. He told Ravi why he sounded so depressed today.
    4. He asked Ravi that why was he sounding so depressed that day
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    He asked Ravi why he was sounding so depressed that day.

    Correct Option: B

    He asked Ravi why he was sounding so depressed that day.

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  1. He asked me,"What time will the sun set tomorrow ?"
    1. He asked me what time does the sun set the next day.
    2. He asked me what time the sun would set tomorrow.
    3. He asked me what time the sun would set the next day.
    4. He asked me what time would the sun set the next day.
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    The word order will be subject/Pronoun + Verb

    Correct Option: C

    He asked me what time the sun would set the next day.

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  1. "Tinu, where have you been all these days ?" asked the Principal.
    1. The principal asked Tinu where he had been all those days.
    2. The principal asked Tinu where he has been all those days.
    3. The principal asked Tinu where had he been all those days.
    4. The principal asked Tinu where was he all those days.
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    The principal asked Tinu where he had been all those days.

    Correct Option: A

    The principal asked Tinu where he had been all those days.

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  1. "Have you completed your assignment, Minu ?" said her brother.
    1. Minu's brother asked Minu if you have finished your assignment.
    2. Minu's brother said to Minu if she had finished her assignment.
    3. Minu's brother asked her if she had finished her assignment.
    4. Minu's brother asked Minu if she has finished her assignment.
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    Minu's brother asked her if she had finished her assignment.

    Correct Option: C

    Minu's brother asked her if she had finished her assignment.

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  1. He says " I go for a walk every morning."
    1. He says that he goes for a walk morning.
    2. He said that he used to go for a walk every morning .
    3. He said that he goes for a walk every morning.
    4. He says he went for a walk every morning.
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    As the reporting verb in Present tense (Say) there will be no change in the tense.

    Correct Option: A

    As the reporting verb in Present tense (Say) there will be no change in the tense.
    He says that he goes for a walk morning.

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