Direct & Indirect Speech – 1 – 2

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.

6. “Do you want balloons?” He said to the child.

(a) He asked the child if it wanted balloons.
(b) He asked the child whether it had wanted balloons.
(c) He asked the child did it want balloons.
(d) He asked the child if it would want balloons.

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

7.  He said, “Alas! I am undone!”

(a) He said that it was his undoing.
(b) He exclaimed pathetically that he was undone.
(c) He stated that he was undone.
(d) He cried that he was being undone.

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

8. He said, “The Sun rises in the east”.

(a) He said that the Sun rised in the east.
(b) He said that the Sun rises in the east.
(c) He said that the Sun will rise in the east.
(d) He said that the Sun may rise in the east.

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

9. He said, “Bravo ! You have done well.”

(a) He applauded him to say that he had done well.
(b) He applauded him and said that you have done well.
(c) He applauded him, saying that he has done well.
(d) He applauded him, saying that he had done well

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

10. “Please don’t 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.

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

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