Direct & Indirect Speech – 1 – 1

Directions : The sentences have been given in Direct/Indirect form. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct form.

1.“Please sit down,” he said.

(a) He asked her to sit down.
(b) He said that she could sit down.
(c) He told her that sit down.
(d) He said her to sit down.

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

2. Gita said, “This is my book”.

(a) Gita said that this is her book.
(b) Gita told that this was her book.
(c) Gita said that it was her book.
(d) Gita said that this was her book.

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

3. He said to the judge, “I did not commit this crime.”

(a) He told the judge that he did not commit the crime.
(b) He told the judge that he had not committed the crime.
(c) He told the judge that he had not committed that crime.
(d) He told the judge that he had not committed this crime.

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

4. They said, “We’ve lived here for a long time.”

(a) They said they have lived there for a long time.
(b) They said they lived here for a long time.
(c) They said they had lived there for a long time.
(d) They said they have lived for a long time.

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

5. “I lost my book yesterday”, she said to her teacher.

(a) She admitted to her teacher that she had lost her book the previous day.
(b) To her teacher she was admitted that she has lost her book the previous day.
(c) She admitted losing her book to her teacher yesterday.
(d) She said to her teacher that I have lost my book the previous day.

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

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