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Direct & Indirect Speech - English Aptitude Multiple Choice Questions Answers for Competitive Exams

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Directions: In the following questions, a sentence has 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.

1 The chief minister said, “What a disaster the earthquake is!”
A The chief minister cried that the earthquake was a terrible disaster.
B The chief minister expressed with surprise that the earthquake was a terrible disaster.
C The chief minister exclaimed with sorrow that the earthquake was a terrible disaster.
D The chief minister told in pain that the earthquake was a terrible disaster.

Answer: Option [C]
2 Socrates said, “Virtue is its own reward.”
A Socrates said that virtue had its own rewards.
B Socrates says that virtue is its own reward.
C Socrates said that virtue is its own reward.
D Socrates said that virtue was its own reward.

Answer: Option [C]
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3 “How long does the journey take” my co-passenger asked me.
A My co-passenger asked me how long does the journey take?
B I asked my co-passenger how long the journey would take.
C My co-passenger wanted to know how long the journey would take.
D My co-passenger asked me how long the journey did take.

Answer: Option [D]
4 Rahul said, “I will do it now or never.”
A Rahul said that he will do it now or never.
B Rahul said that he will now or never do it.
C Rahul said that he would do it then or never.
D Rahul said that he would now or never do it.

Answer: Option [C]
5 He said, “How cruel if him!”
A He remarked that it was very cruel of him.
B He remarked on his great cruelty.
C He remark that it was very cruel of him.
D He remarked that it is very cruel of him.

Answer: Option [A]
6 `He said, “Long may you live.”
A He suggested that my life might be long.
B He prayed that my life might be long.
C He prayed that my life may be longer.
D He declared that my life is longer.

Answer: Option [B]
7 My friend said, “I am leaving today.”
A My friend said that he is leaving today.
B My friend said that he was leaving today.
C My friend said that he leaves today.
D My friend said that he was leaving that day.

Answer: Option [D]
8 “I shall unlock the secrets of their success,” he said.
A He said that he shall unlock the secrets of their success.
B He said that he should unlock the secrets of their success.
C He said that he would unlock the secrets of their success.
D He said that he will unlock the secret of their success.

Answer: Option [C]
9 “What kind of scheme do you have?” Amit asked the insurance agent.
A Amit asked the insurance agent what kind of scheme he/she had.
B Amit asked the insurance agent what kind of scheme he/she was.
C Amit asked the insurance agent what kind of scheme he/she is having.
D Amit asked the insurance agent what kind of scheme he/she was having.

Answer: Option [A]
10 My principal told me, “Don’t conduct any test tomorrow.”
A My Principal told me not to conduct any test tomorrow.
B My principal told me not to conduct any test tomorrow.
C My Principal ordered me don’t conduct any test.
D My Principal ordered me not to conduct any test the next day.

Answer: Option [D]
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