Change of Speech


Direction: 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. Mother said, “Gaurav, you will be eligible for voting when you are 18.”









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    Correct Option: A


  1. “I shall remain here and the tailor won’t be able to find me,” said she.









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    Correct Option: C



  1. He said, “Ravi, why are you sounding so depressed today?”









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    The word order will be Subject/ Pronoun + Verb (he + was sounding)

    Correct Option: B


    The word order will be Subject/ Pronoun + Verb (he + was sounding)


  1. The pilot said, “Please don’t panic but tighten your seat belts.”









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    When a sentence begins with don’t in D.S. not to will be used in I.S.

    Correct Option: D


    When a sentence begins with don’t in D.S. not to will be used in I.S.



  1. He said, “Has anybody been unkind to you ?”









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    Correct Option: A