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Direct & Indirect Speech – 1 – 10

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.

46. He said to me, “I am sorry to hear that you have lost your dog.”

(a) He told me I was sorry I had lost my dog.
(b) He was sorry I had lost the dog.
(c) He comforted me on the death of my dog.
(d) He sympathised with me on hearing I had lost my dog.

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47. Rahim said, “I will watch a horror movie tonight”.

(a) Rahim said that he will watch a horror movie tonight.
(b) Rahim said that he would watch a horror movie tonight.
(c) Rahim said that he would watch a horror movie that night.
(d) Rahim said that he should watch a horror movie tonight.

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48. The fox cried out to the goat that a thought has just come into my mind.

(a) The fox cried out to the goat that a thought has just come into my mind.
(b) The fox cried out to the goat that a thought has just gone into his mind.
(c) Cried the fox to the goat that a thought has come just in my mind.
(d) The fox cried out to the goat that a thought had just come into his mind.

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49. You said to me last week, “You are my best friend.”

(a) You told me last week that I was your best friend.
(b) You told me last week he is my best friend.
(c) You told me last week she is his best friend.
(d) You told me last week you are my best friend.

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50. The employer said to him, “I shall pay your wages tomorrow.”

(a) The employer said that he shall pay your wages the next day.
(b) The employer told him that he would pay his wages the next day.
(c) The employer said that I shall pay my wages the next day.
(d) The employer said that he shall pay his wages the next day.

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