Exercise for direct & indirect

Directions (1 – 25): In the following questions, a sentence has been given in Direct / Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence
1.The host said to his guests,”Please consider this place as your home.”
(a) The host requested his guests to have considered that place as their home.
(b) The host requests his guests for considering that place as their home.
(c) The host requested his guests to consider that place as your home.
(d) The host requested his guests to consider that place as their home.
2. The vendor said to us, “These mangoes will ripen in three days. “
(a) The vendor says that those mangoes would ripen in three days.
(b) The vendor informed us that those mangoes will ripen in three days.
(c) The vendor says that those mangoes will be ripe in three days.
(d) The vendor informed us that those mangoes would ripen in three days.
3. He said to the physician, “I need to get well soon. “
(a) He told the physician that he needed to get well soon.
(b) He told the physician that I needed to get well soon.
(c) He says to the physician that he needed to get well soon.
(d) He told the physician that he needs to get well soon.
4. My father said to me, “We will be going to Jaipur this summer. ‘
(a) My father says that we would be going to Jaipur that summer.
(b) My father told me that we will be going to Jaipur that summer.
(c) My father says that we will be going to Jaipur this summer.
(d) My father told me that we would be going to Jaipur that summer.
5. Grandfather says, “Health is wealth. “
(a) Grandfather said that health was wealth.
(b) Grandfather says that health was wealth.
(c) Grandfather says that health is wealth.
(d) Grandfather said that being healthy was being wealthy.
6. The candidate said to the panel, “I promise to live up to
your expectations. ”
(a) The candidate said to the panel that he promises to live up to their expectations.
(b)The candidate said to the panel that he is promising to live up to their expectations
(c) The candidate said to the panel that he was promising to live up to their expectations.
(d) The candidate said to the panel that he promised to  live up to their expectations.
7. He said to his partner, “You have to share the responsibilities if you want to share the profits. “
(a) He told his partner that he had to share the responsibilities if he wanted to share the profits.
(b) He told his partner that he has to share the responsibilities if he wanted to
share the profits.
(c) He tells his partner that he had to share the responsibilities if he wanted to
share the profits.
(d) He told his partner that he has to share the responsibilities if he
wants to share the profits.
8. I said to my father, “If you won’t get angry I would like to confess something. ”
(a) I told my father that if he would not get angry I would like to confess something.
(b) I told my father that if he wouldn’t get angry I will like to confess something.
(c) I told my father that he would not get angry when I confess something.
 (d) I told my father that if he would not get angry I would have liked to confess something.
9. The manager said, “We have to have the plan ready by tomorrow.”
(a) The manager said that they have to have the plan ready by the following day.
(b) The manager said that they had to have the plan ready by the following day.
(c)The manager says that they had to have the plan ready by tomorrow.
(d) The manager told that they have to have the plan ready by the following day.
10. Aunt said to mother, “We need to find some more information about the boy’s family. “.
(a) Aunt told mother that they needed to find some more _ information about the boy’s family.
(b) Aunt told mother that we need to have found some more information about the boy’s family.
(c) Aunt told mother that They are needed to find some more information about the boy’s family. (d) Aunt told mother that we are in need to find some more
information about the boy’s family.
11. My brother said, “I can dance better than my friends. “
(a) My brother said that he can dance better than his friends.
(b) My brother said that he could dance better than his friends.
(c) My brother said that he could be dancing better than his friends.
(d) My brother said that his dances were better than his friends.
12. My son said to me, “I will do my best.”
(a) My son told me that he would do his best.
(b) My son told me that he will do his best.
(c) My son tells me that he would do his best.
(d) My son told me this that he will do his best.
13. Vaibhav said, “I am reading ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens.”
(a) Vaibhav said that he is reading ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens.
(b) Vaibhav says that he was reading ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens.
(c) Vaibhav said that he was reading ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens.
(d) Vaibhav said that he has been reading ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens.
14. “I think I have been too lenient with you,” father said to me.
(a) My father told me that he thinks that he had been too lenient with me.
(b) My father told me that he thought that he had been too lenient with me.
(c) My father told me that he thought that he has been too lenient with me.
(d) My father tells me that he thinks that he has been too _ lenient with me. 
15. “The delivery boy has arrived,” said the watchman.
(a) The watchman informed that the delivery boy has  arrived.
(b) The watchman informed that the delivery boy had arrived.
(c) The watchman informs that the delivery boy has arrived.
(d) The watchman informed that the delivery boy has had arrived.
16. The student said, “Tam finding it difficult to memorise.”
(a) The student said that he is finding it difficult to _ _ _ _ memorise.
(b) The student said that he was finding it difficult to _ memorise.
(c) The student says that he was finding it difficult to memorise.
(d) The student said that he has found it difficult to memorise.
17. She said to her friend, “We should go for a picnic.”
(a) She told her friend that they shall go fora picnic.
(b) She told her friend that they should go for a picnic.
(c) She tells her friend that they should go for a picnic.
(d) She told her friend that we should go fora picnic.
18. My friend said to me, Tam angry with you. “
(a) My friend told me that he is angry with me.
(b) My friend told me that he was angry with me.
(c) My friend tells me that he was angry with me.
(d) My friend told me that he is being angry with me.
19. My friend said to me, “I think cooking is more of an art than science. “
(a) My friend told me that he thinks that cooking was _ _ more of an art than science.
(b) My friend tells me that he thought that cooking is more of an art than science.
(c) My friend told me that he thought that cooking was more of an art than science. .
(d) My friend told me this that he thinks that cooking was more of an art than science.
20. I said to the taxi driver, “Do you know this address?” 
(a) I asked the taxi driver if you knew that address.
(b) I asked the taxi driver if he knows that address.
(c) I inquired with the taxi driver if you knew that address.
(d) I asked the taxi driver if he knew that address.
21.The teacher said to me, “Draw the chart on the board.”
(a) The teacher says me to draw the chart on the board.
(b) The teacher is asking me to draw the chart on the board.
(C) The Teacher says me to be drawing the chart on the board.
(d) The teacher told me to draw the chart on the board.
22. He said to her, “I have an interview scheduled for tomorrow. ”
(A) He informed her that he has an interview scheduled for tomorrow.
(b) He informs her that he had an interview scheduled for the next day.
(c)He informed him that he had an interview scheduled for the next day.
(d) He informed her that he had had an interview scheduled for tomorrow.
23. The receptionist said, “How can  I help? “
(a) The receptionist inquired how she can help.
(b) The receptionist inquired how she could help.
(c) The receptionist is asking how she could help.
(d) The receptionist inquired how she can be helping.
24. Ranjeet said to his friend, “It is easy to find fault with others. “
(a) Ranjeet said to his friend that it was easy to find fault with others.
(b) Ranjeet said to his friend that it is easy to find fault with others.
(c) Ranjeet has said to his friend that it was easy to find fault with others.
(d) Ranjeet said to his friend that it is easy to have found fault with others. 
25. “I will be taking an extra class tomorrow.” the teacher said to us.
(a) The teacher informed us that he will be taking an extra class the next day.
(b) The teacher informed us that he shall be taking an extra class the next day.
(c) The teacher informed us that he will be taking an extra class tomorrow. 
(d)The teacher informed us that he would be taking an extra class the next day.

 

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