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Question1) Directions: Select the option that best expresses the sentence in indirect/direct speech.


The boys asked the principal if the college would remain closed the next day.


A. The boys said to the principal, "Will the college remain closed tomorrow?"✅


B. The boys told the principal, "Will the college remain closed tomorrow?"


C. The boys said, "Will the college remain closed tomorrow?"


D. The boys said, "Shall the college remain closed tomorrow?"



Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Explanation:


In case of transitive verb, reported verb (in direct narration) becomes 'said to'.



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Question2) Directions: Select the option that best expresses the sentence in indirect/direct speech.


She said, “God is great.”


A. She said that God is great.✅


B. She said that God was great.


C. She told, God is great.


D. She had said that God is great.



Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Correct Option: A


Explanation:


Tense of reported speech does not change in case of universal truth.



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Question3) Directions: Change the narration.


He said to her, “May you succeed!”


A. He told her that she might succeed.


B. He prayed to God that she may succeed.


C. He wished her success.


D. He said to her that she might succeed.✅




Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: False

Explaination: Correct Option: C


Explanation:


In an optative sentence, we use the verb 'wished' or 'prayed'. 'May' becomes 'might'. But in option 3, 'may' is changed to 'might', so option 3 is the correct answer.



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Question4) Directions: Change the narration.


She said, "Two and two makes four."


A. She told that two and two make four.


B. She said that two and two made four.


C. She said that two and two makes four.✔


D. She told that two and two made four.



Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Correct Option: C


Explanation:


'Told' takes an object with it which is missing here. The tense of reported speech does not change in case of a fact or a universal truth.



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Question5) Directions: Select the one which best expresses the sentence in indirect speech.


“Please don’t go away”, she said to me.


A. She said to me please don’t 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.✅



Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Correct Option: D


Explanation:


This is an imperative sentence. In such cases (cases of request/permission), we prefer the verb 'begged'.



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Question6) Directions: Change the narration.


He asked her if she was coming to the party.


He said to her, “Are you coming to the party?"


He told her if she was coming to the party.


He told to her if she was coming to the party.


He asked her, “Are you coming to the party?"✅



Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: False

Explaination: Correct Option: A


Explanation:


Options 2 and 3 are not in direct narration. In direct narration, we prefer 'said' to 'asked' in the reported verb. So, option 1 is the correct answer.



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Question7) Directions: Select the option which best expresses the sentence in direct speech.


Rajesh said that he had bought a car the previous day.


Rajesh said, “I bought a car yesterday.”


Rajesh said, "He bought a car yesterday."


Rajesh told, “He bought a car yesterday.”