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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.

36. “There are ceremonies going on”, he said to me.

(a) He told me that there were ceremonies going on.
(b) He told that there have been ceremonies going on.
(c) He told that there had been ceremonies going on.
(d) He told that there are ceremonies going on.

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37. I said to my sister, “I brought you a doll yesterday.”

(a) I told my sister that I brought you a doll the previous day.
(b) I told my sister that I had brought her a doll the previous day.
(c) I told my sister that I had brought her a doll yesterday.
(d) I told my sister that I brought her a doll yesterday.

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38. He said to me, “I expect you to attend the function.”

(a) He told me that he had expected me to attend the function.
(b) He told me that he expected me to attended the function.
(c) He told me that he expected me to have attended the function.
(d) He told me that he expected me to attend the function.

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39. “Where will you be tomorrow,” I said, “in case I have to ring you ?”

(a) I asked where you will be the next day in case I will ring him.
(b) I asked where he would be the next day in case I had to ring him.
(c) I said to him where he will be in case I have to ring him.
(d) I enquired about his whereabouts the next day in case I would have to ring up.

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40. He said, “Be quiet and listen to my words.”

(a) He urged them to be quiet and listen to his words.
(b) He urged them and said be quiet and listen to words.
(c) He said they should be quiet and listen to his words.
(d) He said you should be quiet and listen to my words.

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