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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.

11 She said to Rita, “Please help me with my homework.”
A She requested Rita to help her in her homework.
B Rita requested her to help her with her homework.
C She requested Rita to help her with her homework.
D She requested Rita to help her homework.

Answer: Option [C]
12 I said to my brother, “Let us go to some hill station for a change.”
A I suggested to my brother that they should go to some hill station for a change.
B I suggested to my brother that we should go to some hill station for a change.
C I suggested to my brother that let us go to some hill station for a change.
D I suggested to my brother that let them go to some hill station for a change.

Answer: Option [B]
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13 The Prime Minister said that no one would be allowed to disturb the peace.
A The Prime Minister said, “We shall not allow anyone to disturb the peace.”
B The Prime Minister said, “We would not allow no one to disturb the peace.”
C The Prime Minister said, “No one will disturb the peace.”
D The Prime Minister said, “No one can disturb the peace.”

Answer: Option [A]
14 The queen said to her son, “You must go to the forest and remain there till your father calls you back.”
A The queen ordered her son to go to the forest and remain there till his father calls him back.
B The queen told her son that he must go to the forest and remain there till his father called him back.
C The queen told his son that you must go to the forest and remain there till your father called you back.
D The queen told her son to go to the forest and remained there till his father called him back.

Answer: Option [B]
15 The teacher said to the student, “Why were you absent yesterday?”
A The teacher asked the student why had been he absent the previous day.
B The teacher asked the student why had he been absent the previous day.
C The teacher informed the student that why he had been absent the next day.
D The teacher asked the student why he had been absent the previous day.

Answer: Option [D]
16 He said to Sita, “When do you intend to pry back the money you borrowed from me”?
A He enquired Sita when did she intend to pay back the money she borrowed from him.
B He enquired Sita when she intended to pay back the money she borrowed from him.
C He enquired Sita when she intended to pay back the money she had borrowed from him.
D He enquired when Sita intended to pay back the money she borrowed from him.

Answer: Option [C]
17 “May you live and prosper”, said the old lady to her son.
A The old lady blessed her son with long life and wished him prosperity.
B The old lady prayed for her son’s long life and prosperity.
C The old lady prayed for her son and said that he might live long and prosper.
D The old lady blessed her son and prayed for his long life and prosperity.

Answer: Option [C]
18 He said he goes for a walk every morning.
A He said, “I went for a walk every morning.”
B He said, “I go for a walk every morning.”
C He said, “I will go for a walk every morning.”
D He said, “He goes for a walk every morning.”

Answer: Option [B]
19 Ramu said, “My master is planning to build a huge house in Khandala.”
A Ramu said that his master plan to build a huge house in Khandala.
B Ramu said that his master is planning to build a huge house in Khandala.
C Ramu said that his master’s plan is to build a huge house in Khandala.
D Ramu said that his master was planning to build a huge house in khandala.

Answer: Option [D]
20 He asked me, “Have you finished reading the magazine?”
A He asked me whether I had finished reading the magazine.
B He asked me if I had I finished the reading of magazine.
C He asked me if I have finished reading the magazine.
D He asked me whether I finished reading the magazine.

Answer: Option [A]
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