Change of Speech


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

  1. He said, “It used to be a lovely, quiet street.”









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    Correct Option: A


  1. He said to the interviewer, “Could you please repeat the question?”









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    Correct Option: C




  1. Socrates said, “Virtue is its own reward.”









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    As it is a Universal Truth, the Tense of the Verb in Indirect speech does not change.

    Correct Option: C


    As it is a Universal Truth, the Tense of the Verb in Indirect speech does not change.


  1. Socrates said, “Virtue is its own reward.”









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    As it is a Universal Truth, the Tense of the Verb in Indirect speech does not change.

    Correct Option: C


    As it is a Universal Truth, the Tense of the Verb in Indirect speech does not change.



  1. “Do as you wish, but don’t come and ask me for help if you get into difficulties.”









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    Correct Option: B