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A sentence has been given in Direct /Indirect. Out of the fouralternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.

What is the correct answer?

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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.

Correct Answer :

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


While converting a direct speech into indirect speech the adverb now is changed to then and the tense of the sentence also changes with respect to the time period of the speech.

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The sage said, God helps those who help themselves

A. The sage said that God helps those who help themselves.

B. The sage said that God helped those whose helped themselves.

C. The sage said that God helps those who helped themselves.

D. The rage said God will help those who will help themselves.

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4

He said that he intended to leave for Surat that night.

A. I intend to leave for Surat that night, he said.

B. I intend to left for Surat that night, he said.

C. I intended to leave for Surat tonight, he said.

D. I intend to leave for Surat tonight, he said.

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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

My cousin said, My room-mate snored throughout the night.

A. My cousin said that her room-mate had snored throughout the night.

B. My cousin told me that her room-mate snored throughout the right.

C. My cousin complained to me that her room-mate is snoring throughout the night.

D. My cousin felt that her room-mate may be snoring throughout the night.

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4

Please dont go away, she said.

A. She said to please her and not go away.

B. She told me not to go away.

C. She begged that I not go away.

D. She begged me not to go away.

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4

He said, Where shall I be this time next year?

A. He asked that where should he be that time next year.

B. He wondered where he should be that time the following year.

C. He contemplated where shall he be that time the following year.

D. He wondered where he would be that time the following year.

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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

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

She asked me if I was going to college.

A. She asked to me, Was I going to college?

B. She asked me, Will you go to college?

C. Said, Am I going to college?

D. She said to me. Are you going to college?

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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

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

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

Moti asked Gangu whether the latter was in his senses.

A. Gangu, are you in your senses ? asked Moti.

B. Are you senseless, Gangu ? asked Moti.

C. Hey Gangu, are you in your senses now ? asked Moti.

D. Gangu, have you lost your senses ? asked Moti.

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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

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

Mohan said to me, Do not tell a lie.

A. Mohan forbade me not to tell a lie.

B. Mohan advised me not to tell a lie.

C. Mohan ordered me to tell a lie.

D. Mohan advised me to tell a lie.

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4

He said, I was doing it.

A. He said that he did it.

B. He said that he has done it.

C. He said that he had done it.

D. He said that he had been doing it.

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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

Phila ordered her brother to turn down the television and let her work in peace.

A. Phila said to her brother, Turned down the television and let me do my work in peace.

B. Phila said to her brother, Turn down the television to let me do my work in peace.

C. Phila said to her brother, Turn down the television that let me do my work in peace.

D. Phila said to her brother, Turn down the television and let me work in peace.

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4

I said to him,who teaches you English?

A. I asked him who was taught him English

B. I asked him who had taught him English

C. I asked him who taught me English

D. I asked him who taught him English

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4

He bade his friends goodbye.

A. I am bidding you Goodbye

B. Goodbye, my friends, he was saying to them.

C. I will see you later, he told his friends.

D. He said, Goodbye, my friends.

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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

He said to them, Dont make a noise.

A. He told them that dont make a noise.

B. He told them not to make noise.

C. He told them not to make a noise.

D. He asked them not to make a noise.

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Tania said to her friend, Can you lend me an umbrella?

A. Tania asked her friend to give her an umbrella.

B. Tania requested her friend to lend her an umbrella

C. Please give me an umbrella Tania requested her friend.

D. Will you lend me your umbrella, Tania asked her friend.

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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

He said to his servant, Why are you so lazy today?

A. He asked his servant why he was so lazy that day.

B. He asked his servant why he had been so lazy that day.

C. He asked his servant why he was being so lazy that day.

D. He asked his servant why was he so lazy that day.

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4

I said to him, Will you go to Delhi?

A. I asked him will he go to Delhi.

B. I asked him if he would go to Delhi.

C. I said to him would you go to Delhi.

D. I said to him would he go to Delhi.

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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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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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The Captain said to his men, Stand at ease.

A. The Captain urged his men to stand at ease

B. The Captain wanted his men to stand at ease

C. The Captain told his men that they should stand at ease

D. The Captain commanded his men to stand at ease