Direct & Indirect Speech – 1 – 6

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.

26. The spectators said, “Bravo! Well done, players.”

(a) The spectators shouted that the players were doing very well.
(b) The spectators exclaimed with joy that the players were doing very well.
(c) The spectators applauded the players saying that they had done well.
(d) The spectators applauded the players joyfully to do well.

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

27. I warned her that I could no longer tolerate her coming late.

(a) I said to her, “You can no longer tolerate my coming late.”
(b) I said to her, “I can no longer tolerate your coming late.”
(c) I said to her, “He can no longer tolerate her coming late.”
(d) I said to her, “I can no longer tolerate she coming late.”

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

28. Gopan said to me, “Can you do these sums for me ?”

(a) Gopan asked me if I could do those sums for him.
(b) Gopan asked me if I can do those sums for him.
(c) Gopan asked me if I can do these sums for him.
(d) Gopan asked if I could do these sums for him.

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

29. Doshi said to his wife, “Please select one of these necklaces.”

(a) Doshi requested his wife to select one of those necklaces.
(b) Doshi said to his wife to please select one of these necklaces.
(c) Doshi told his wife to please select one of those necklaces.
(d) Doshi pleased his wife to select one of those necklaces.

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

30. I said to him, “Why are you working so hard ?”

(a) I asked him why he was working so hard.
(b) I asked him why was he working so hard.
(c) I asked him why he had been working so hard.
(d) I asked him why had he been working so hard.

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

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