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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

What is the correct answer?

4

The Manager said, Well, what can I do for you?

A. The Manager asked what he could do for him.

B. The Manager woundered what he could do for him.

C. The Manager wanted to know what he could do for him.

D. The Manager said that he couldnt do any for him.

Correct Answer :

C. The Manager wanted to know what he could do for him.


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4

He said, I have often told you not to waste your time.

A. He said that he had often told not to waste your time.

B. He said that he had often told him not to waste his time.

C. He said that he had often suggested to him not to waste him time.

D. He told that he has often told him not to waste his time.

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4

He said to me, I have often told you not to play with fire.

A. He said that he has often been telling me not to play with fire

B. He told me that he had often told me not to play with fire

C. He remained me that he had often told me not to play with fire

D. He said to me that he often told me not to play with fire

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4

He said to her, Dont read so fast.

A. He told her not to read so fast.

B. He advised her dont read so fast.

C. He requested her not to read so fast.

D. He ordered her not to read so fast.

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4

He said, I must go next week.

A. He said that he must go next week.

B. He said that he must go the following week.

C. He said that he would have to go the following week.

D. He said that he was to go the following week.

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4

He said to me, What time do the offices close?

A. He wanted to know what time the offices close.

B. He asked me what time did the offices close.

C. He asked me what time the offices close .

D. He asked me what time the offices did close.Practice Exercise

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4

I dont know the way. Do you? he asked.

A. He said that he didnt know the way and did I know it.

B. He told that he was not knowing the way, but wondered if I knew.

C. He said that he didnt know the way and asked me if I did.

D. He asked me if I knew the way which he didnt.

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4

Are you alone, my son? asked a soft voice close behind me.

A. A soft voice from my back asked if I was alone.

B. A soft voice said to me are you alone son.

C. A soft voice asked that what I was doing there alone.

D. A soft voice behind me asked if I was alone.

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4

I said to him, Why are you working so hard?

A. I asked him why was he working so hard

B. I asked him why he had been working so hard

C. I asked him why he was working so hard

D. I asked him why had he been working so hard

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4

The lady asked me how my uncle was.

A. The lady said to me, How is your uncle?

B. The lady said to me, How was your uncle?

C. The lady asked me, How is your uncle doing?

D. The lady asked me, How has your uncle been?

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4

He said, May God grant peace to the departed soul

A. He wished by God to grant peace to the departed soul.

B. He wished that God may grant peace to the departed soul.

C. He prayed that might God grant peace to the departed soul.

D. He prayed that God would grant peace to the departed soul.

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4

The Manager said, Well, what can I do for you?

A. The Manager asked what he could do for him.

B. The Manager woundered what he could do for him.

C. The Manager wanted to know what he could do for him.

D. The Manager said that he couldnt do any for him.

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4

He said to her, May you succeed!

A. He told her that she might succeed.

B. He prayed to God that she may succeed.

C. He wished her success.

D. He said to her that she might succeed.

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4

Sita said. I may go there.

A. Sita said that she might go there.

B. Sita says that she may go there.

C. Sita said that she will go there.

D. Sita says that she is going there.

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4

Rajan said, O that I were a child again !

A. Rajan exclaimed with wonder that he was a child again.

B. Rajan wondered that were be a child again.

C. Rajan strongly wished that he had been a child again.

D. Rajan prayed that he were a child again

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4

He said to me, Where is the post office?

A. He wanted to know where the post office was.

B. He asked me that where the post office was.

C. He asked me where the post office was.

D. He asked me where was the post office.

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4

He said, I clean my teeth twice a day.

A. He said that he cleaned his teeth twice a day.

B. He said that he cleans his teeth twice a day.

C. He said that he used to clean his teeth twice a day.

D. He said that he is used to cleaning his teeth twice a day.

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4

Mrs. Shankar said, I know what it is to be depressed.

A. Mrs. Shankar is depressed she said.

B. Mrs. Shankar said that she was knowing what it was to be depressed.

C. Mrs. Shankar said that she knew what it was to be depressed.

D. Mrs. Shankar knows what it is to be depressed.

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4

You will say, I am ill.

A. You would say that you are ill.

B. You would say that you were ill.

C. You will say that you are ill.

D. You will say that you were ill.

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4

He said, Will you listen to such a man?

A. He asked them will you listen to such a man.

B. He asked them are you listening to such a man.

C. He asked them whether they would listen to such a man.

D. He asked them whether they will listen to such a man.

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4

Gavaskar said, Bravo! Azhar, you have done well.

A. Gavaskar exclaimed with joy that Azhar had done well.

B. Gavaskar called Azhar and exclaimed that he had done well.

C. Gavaskar congratulated Azhar, saying that he had done well.

D. Gavaskar praised Azhar for his having done well.

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4

He asked his teacher, Need I read this chapter?

A. He asked his teacher whether there was a need to read that chapter.

B. He asked his teacher whether he needed to read this chapter.

C. He asked his teacher if it was necessary to read this chapter.

D. He asked his teacher if he had to read that chapter.

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4

Ram says to me You are smart.

A. Ram tells me that I am smart.

B. Ram tells me that he is smart.

C. Ram tells me that he was smart.

D. Ram tells me that I shall be smart.

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4

Who now, they had asked, will listen to our troubles and protect us from the crocodiles ?

A. They had wanted to know who will now listen to their troubles and protect them from the crocodiles.

B. They wanted to know who will listen to their troubles and protect them from the crocodiles.

C. They had wanted to know who would listen to their troubles and protect them from the crocodiles.

D. They had wanted to know who then would listen to their troubles and protect them from the crocodiles.

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4

His father said that it was time he visited his uncle.

A. It is time you visit your uncle, said his father.

B. It was time you visited your uncle, said his father.

C. It is time you visited my uncle, said his father

D. It is time you visited your uncle, said his father.

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4

He said, The mice will play, when the cat is away.

A. He said that the mice will play when the cat is away.

B. He said that the mice would play when the cat was away.

C. He said that the mice would play when the cat would be away.

D. He said that the mice shall play, when the cat is away.

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4

He said, What a beautiful scene!

A. He said that what a beautiful scene it was.

B. He wondered that it was a beautiful scene.

C. He exclaimed what a beautiful scene it was.

D. He exclaimed that it was a very beautiful scene.

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4

Anne said, It is time to leave for the meeting.

A. Anne said that it was time to leave for the meeting.

B. Anne said its time to leave for the meeting.

C. Anne told that it is time to leave for the meeting.

D. Anne said that it was time for the meeting.

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4

The employer said to the workman, I cannot pay you higher wages.

A. The employer told the workman that he could not be paid higher wages.

B. The employer forbade the workman that he could not pay him higher wages.

C. The employer forbade the workman to pay higher wages.

D. The employer warned the workman that he cannot pay him higher wages.

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4

My friend said to me, Has your father returned from Calcutta?

A. My friend said to me that my father has returned form Calcutta.

B. My friend asked me if my father had returned from Calcutta.

C. My friend told me that his father has returned from Calcutta.

D. My friend enquired me if his father has returned from Calcutta.

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4

Rajesh said, I bought a car yesterday.

A. Rajesh said that I have bought a car the previous day.

B. Rajesh told that he had bought a car yesterday.

C. Rajesh said that he had bought a car the previous day.

D. Rajesh said that he bought a car the previous day.