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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.

31 I said to my friend, “Good morning. Let us go for a picnic today.”
A I told good morning to my friend and asked to go for a picnic that today.
B I wished my friend good morning and proposed that we should go for a picnic that day.
C I wished my friend good morning and proposed that they should go for a picnic that day.
D I told good morning to my friend and suggested to go for a picnic today.

Answer: Option [B]
32 I said, “When it gets dark, light the lantern and hang it out.”
A I said that when it got dark he light the lantern and hung it out.
B I requested that when it got dark he may light the lantern and hang it out.
C I said that when it got dark he should light the lantern and hang it out.
D I told that when it got dark he should light the lantern and hang it out.

Answer: Option [C]
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33 “Doctor”, the patient cried, please tell me how much time I have.”
A The patient pleaded the doctor how much time she will have.
B The patient exclaimed to the doctor that how much time she had.
C The patient pleaded with the doctor to tell her how much time she had.
D The patient cried to the doctor that how much time had she.

Answer: Option [B]
34 The teacher said to Ram, “Would you like to go on a trip to Kashmir?” Ram said, “Yes”.
A The teacher asked if Ram would like to go on a trip to Kashmir and Ram replied yes.
B The teacher asked Ram if he would like to go on a trip to Kashmir and Ram replied yes.
C The teacher asked Ram if he would have liked to go on a trip to Kashmir and Ram replied in the affirmative.
D The teacher asked Ram if he would like to go on a trip to Kashmir and Ram replied in the affirmative.

Answer: Option [D]
35 The old man of Latur said, “Alas my only son is dead!”
A The old man of Latur exclaimed with sorrow that his only son was dead.
B The old man of Latur told with pain that his only son was dead.
C The old man of Latur expressed with anguish that his only son was dead.
D The old man of Latur sorrowfully narrated that his only son was dead.

Answer: Option [A]
36 “Many happy returns of your birthday”, we said.
A We greeted him on his birthday.
B We said that many happy returns of your birthday.
C We wished him many happy returns of his birthday.
D We prayed for many happy returns of his birthday.

Answer: Option [C]
37 The boss said, “It’s time we began planning our work.”
A The boss said that it was time they had begun planning their work.
B The boss said that it was time we had begun planning our work.
C The boss said that it was time they begun planning their work.
D The boss said that it was time we begun planning his work.

Answer: Option [A]
38 She said, “You can leave the books here.”
A She said that they can leave the books there.
B She said that they could leave the books there.
C She said that they can leave the books here.
D She said that they could leave the books here.

Answer: Option [B]
39 He promised, “I will do it tomorrow.”
A He promised that he will do it tomorrow.
B He promised that he will do it the next day.
C He promised that he would do it tomorrow.
D He promised that he would do it the next day.

Answer: Option [D]
40 Mini said to me, “I have bought this flat for my mother.”
A Mini told that she had bought that flat for her mother.
B Mini said that she bought that flat for her mother.
C Mini said that she has bought that flat for mother.
D Mini told me that she had bought the flat for her mother.

Answer: Option [D]
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