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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.

21 He said, “It used to be a lovely, quiet street.”
A He said that it used to be a lovely, quiet street.
B He pointed out that it had used to be a lovely, quiet street.
C He said that there used to be a lovely, quiet street.
D He inquired whether there was a lovely, quiet street.

Answer: Option [A]
22 He wrote in his report, “The rainfall has been scanty till now.”
A He reported that the rainfall has been scanty till now.
B He reported that the rainfall had been scanty till now.
C He reported that the rainfall has been scanty till then.
D He reported that the rainfall had been scanty till then.

Answer: Option [D]
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23 He said, “I am going to college just now.”
A He said that he was going to college just now.
B He asked that he was going to college just then.
C He said that he was going to college just then.
D He asked that he was going to college just now.

Answer: Option [C]
24 The kids yelled in a loud voice, “We love our family.”
A The kids yelled loudly that they love our family.
B The kids yelled in a loud voice that they loved their family.
C The kids yelled in a loud voice that they loved our family.
D The kids were shouting loudly that they loved their family.

Answer: Option [B]
25 “Please, take me to the officer,” said the visitor.
A The visitor requested them to take him to the officer.
B The visitor told them to take him to the officer.
C The visitor requested for the officer to be taken.
D The visitor wanted the officer to take him there.

Answer: Option [A]
26 “Do you want balloons?” he said to the child.
A He asked the child if it wanted balloons.
B He asked the child whether it had wanted balloons.
C He asked the child did it want balloons.
D He asked the child if it would want balloons.

Answer: Option [A]
27 He said, “I intend to leave for Delhi tonight.”
A He said that he will intend to leave for Delhi tonight.
B He said that he should intend to leave for Delhi that night.
C He said that he intended to leave for Delhi that night.
D He said that his intention is to leave for Delhi tonight.

Answer: Option [C]
28 “Don’t do any more work until you have had a rest,” her mother advised her.
A Her mother advised her not to do any more work until she has had a rest.
B Her mother advised her not to do any more work until she had had a rest.
C Her mother advised her that she would not do any more work until she had had a rest.
D Her mother advised her that she need not do any more work until she had had a rest.

Answer: Option [B]
29 Aarati said, “I am in a hurry today.”
A Aarati said that she was in a hurry that day.
B Aarati said that I am in a hurry today.
C Aarati said that she is in a hurry today.
D Aarati said that she is in a hurry that day.

Answer: Option [A]
30 I warned her that I could no longer tolerate her coming late.
A I said to her, “You can no longer tolerate my coming late.”
B I said to her, “I can no longer tolerate your coming late.”
C I said to her, “He can no longer tolerate her coming late.”
D I said to her, “I can no longer tolerate she coming late.”

Answer: Option [B]
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