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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.

41 “Make me another suit like this,” he said to the tailor.
A He asked the tailor to make him another suit like this.
B He asks the tailor to make him another suit like this.
C He asked the tailor to make him another suit like that.
D He asked the tailor to make me another suit like this.

Answer: Option [C]
42 “You are one of Pinkerton’s men, I presume,” he said.
A He said that he presumed me one of Pinkerton’s men.
B He said that he presumed that I was one of Pinkerton’s men.
C He said that he presumed me as one of Pinkerton’s men.
D He said that he presumes that I am one of Pinkerton’s men.

Answer: Option [C]
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43 “Govind,” said the manager sternly, “I command you to tell me what the old man said.”
A The manager sternly told Govind that he commanded him to tell him what the old man had said.
B The manager commanded sternly to Govind to tell him what the old man had said.
C The manager commanded Govind to tell him what the old man said.
D The manager sternly commanded Govind to tell him what the old man had said.

Answer: Option [A]
44 “Mohan made this mess. Let him clear it up”, said his father.
A Mohan’s father said that Mohan had made the mess and proposed that he clear it up.
B Mohan’s father said that Mohan had made the mess and that he was to clear it.
C Mohan’s father said that Mohan had made the mess and suggested that he clear it.
D Mohan’s father said that Mohan hade made the mess and that he should clear it.

Answer: Option [D]
45 “Suppose you children go out for a nice long walk,” she said.
A She proposed that the children went out for a nice long walk.
B She advised that the children go out for a nice long walk.
C She suggested that the children go out for a nice long walk.
D She suggested that the children should go out for a nice long walk.

Answer: Option [D]
46 “So help me haven! He cried, “I never steal again”.
A He wanted Heaven to help him so that he would never steal again.
B He exclaimed to Heaven that he would never steal again.
C He exclaimed Heaven to help him that he would never steal again.
D He called upon Heaven to witness his resolve never to steal again.

Answer: Option [C]
47 “What a stupid fellow you are!” she remarked.
A She exclaimed that what a stupid fellow he was.
B She exclaimed that he was a very stupid fellow.
C She exclaimed in disgust how he could be so stupid.
D She asked him what a stupid fellow he was.

Answer: Option [B]
48 He said, “How lovely the scene is!”
A He exclaimed that the scene is very lovely.
B He exclaimed that how the scene was lovely.
C He exclaimed that the scene was very lovely.
D He exclaimed that the scene is indeed lovely.

Answer: Option [C]
49 He said that he had been waiting there for a long time.
A He said, “I have been waiting here for a long time.”
B He said, “He has been waiting here for a long time.”
C He said, “He has been waiting there for a long time.”
D He said, “I am waiting here for a long time.”

Answer: Option [A]
50 She exclaimed, “I’m afraid we are rather late!”
A She exclaimed that they were frightened of being late.
B She exclaimed that she was afraid that they were rather late.
C She shouted that they were scared that they would be late.
D She screamed that she was worried that they would all be late.

Answer: Option [B]
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