Direct and Indirect Speech bits part-1

  1. He said to me, “I grew these carrots myself.”
    A. He told me that he grew those carrots himself.
    B. He told me I grew these carrots myself.
    C. He told me that he grew these carrots himself.
    D. He told me that he had grown those carrots himself.
    E. None of these

  2. He said that we are all born to die.
    A. He said, “We have all been born to die.”
    B. He exclaimed, “We were all born to die.”
    C. He said, ”We were all born to die."
    D. He said, “We are all born to die."
    E. None of these

  3. Moti asked Gangu whether the latter was in his senses.
    A. ‘Are you senseless, Gangu?’ asked Moti.
    B. ‘Hey Gangu. are you in your senses now ?’ asked Moti
    C. ‘Gangu, have you lost your senses’ asked Mott.
    D. ‘Gangu, are you in your senses?’ asked Moti
    E. None of these

  4. “Who now.” they had asked, “Will listen to our troubles and protect us from the crocodiles?”
    A. They wanted to know who will listen to their troubles and protect them from the crocodiles.
    B. They had wanted to know who would listen to their troubles and protect them from the crocodiles.
    C. They had wanted to know who then would listen to their troubles and protect them from the crocodiles.
    D. They had wanted to know who will now listen to their troubles and protect them from the crocodiles.
    E. None of these

  5. Mrs. Shankar said, “I know what it is to be depressed.”
    A. Mrs. Shankar said that she was knowing what it was to be depressed.
    B. Mrs. Shankar said that she knew what it was to be depressed.
    C. Mrs. Shankar knows what it is to be depressed.
    D. Mrs. Shankar is depressed she said.
    E. None of these

  6. He said, “I am glad to be here this evening."
    A. He said that he was glad to be there that evening.
    B. He said he was glad to be here this evening.
    C. He says he was glad to be here this evening.
    D. He asked he is glad to be here this evening.
    E. None of these

  7. “Don’t hesitate to clear your doubts," the teacher said.
    A. The teacher warned me not to hesitate in clearing my doubts.
    B. The teacher ordered me not to hesitate in clearing my doubts.
    C. The teacher persuaded me not to hesitate in clearing my doubts.
    D. The teacher requested me not to hesitate in clearing my doubts.
    E. None of these

  8. She said, “I must have a computer to prepare a powerpoint presentation."
    A. She said she had to have a computer to prepare a powerpoint presentation.
    B. She said she should have a computer to prepare a powerpoint presentation.
    C. She said she would have a computer to prepare a powerpoint presentation.
    D. She said she could have a computer to prepare a powerpoint presentation.
    E. None of these

  9. “I don’t know why they haven’t signed the papers and accepted the gift.” said Crene to me.
    A. Crene told me that he didn’t know why they hadn’t signed the papers and accepted the gift.
    B. Crene told me that he don’t know why they haven’t signed the papers and accepted the gift.
    C. Crene told me that I don’t know why they haven’t signed the papers and accepted the gift.
    D. Crene said to me that he didn’t know why they hadn’t signed the papers and accepted the gift.
    E. None of these

  10. I said to the worker, “How do you like your job?”
    A. I told the worker how he liked his job.
    B. I asked the worker how you like your job.
    C. I asked the worker how he liked his job.
    D. I asked the worker how you liked his job.
    E. None of these

Correct Answers:

  1. D
  2. D
  3. D
  4. C
  5. B
  6. A
  7. A
  8. B
  9. A
  10. C