Exercise

Exercise 1

Directions to Solve
In the questions below the sentences have been given in Direct/Indirect speech. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

Question 6 :

The boy said, "Who dare call you a thief?"


A). The boy enquired who dared call him a thief.
B). The boy asked who called him a thief.
C). The boy told that who dared call him a thief.
D). The boy wondered who dared call a thief.
Answer : Option A

Question 7 :

She exclaimed with sorrow that was a very miserable plight.


A). She said with sorrow, "What a pity it is."
B). She said, "What a mystery it is."
C). She said, "What a miserable sight it is."
D). She said, "What a miserable plight it is."
Answer : Option D

Question 8 :

Dhruv said that he was sick and tired of working for that company.


A). Dhruv said, "I am sick and tired of working for this company."
B). Dhruv said, "He was tired of that company."
C). Dhruv said to me, "I am sick and tired of working for this company."
D). Dhruv said, "I will be tired of working for that company."
Answer : Option A

Question 9 :

"Are you alone, my son?" asked a soft voice close behind me.


A). A soft voice asked that what I was doing there alone.
B). A soft voice said to me are you alone son.
C). A soft voice from my back asked If I was alone.
D). A soft voice behind me asked If I was alone.
Answer : Option D

Question 10 :

She said to him, "Why don't you go today?"


A). She asked him why he did not go that day.
B). She said to him why he don't go that day.
C). She asked him not to go that day.
D). She asked him why he did not go today.
Answer : Option A