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. He said ,"Has anybody been unkind to you ?"









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    Apply the formula for changing to direct/indirect speech.

    Correct Option: A

    He asked me if anybody had been unkind to me.


  1. The chairman of the selection committee said,"We shall finalize the rest of our team after we have selected the skipper "









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    Apply the formula for changing to direct/indirect speech.

    Correct Option: D

    The chairman of the selection committee said that they would finalize the rest of their team after they had selected the skipper.



  1. "No, " said the child, "I won't kneel, for if i do, I shall spoil my new pair of trousers."









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    Apply the formula for changing to direct/indirect speech.

    Correct Option: C

    The child said that he would not kneel for if he did so he would spoil his new pair of trousers.


  1. He said,"Let Hari come with us, mother. I'll take care of him"









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    Apply the formula for changing to direct/indirect speech.

    Correct Option: C

    He told his mother to let Hari come with them as he would take care of him.



  1. I said to my friend,"Can I borrow your dictionary for one day?"









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    Apply the formula for changing to direct/indirect speech.

    Correct Option: A

    I asked my friend if I could borrow his dictionary for one day.