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Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 1

In the questions below the sentences have been given in Direct/Indirect speech. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

Poonam says, Cats are very clean animals.. Her friend asks,  Do you like them?

Detailed Solution for Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 1

Correct option is B)

Direct speech is a sentence in which the actual words of the speaker are quoted.
Indirect speech is a sentence in where we report what someone said, without quoting his exact words.
If the reporting verb is in the Present Tense, the tense of the verb in the reported speech remains unchanged.
Here, option B is correct. Reporting verbs 'says' and 'asks' are in present tense, so tense in reported speech doesn't change. If question starts with an auxiliary verb, we use if/whether in indirect speech. Pronoun changes accordingly.
In option A tense of reporting verb is changed. So, it is incorrect.
In option C tense is changed. So, it is incorrect.
In option D tense is change, So, it is incorrect.

Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 2

John says to Sam, You should meet me immediately. Sam asks, Is it important?

Detailed Solution for Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 2

If the reporting verb is in the Present Tense, the tense of the verb in the reported speech remains unchanged.
Here, option D is correct. Reporting verb 'says to' and 'asks' are in present tense. 'Says to' changes to' tells'. Pronoun changes accordingly.
In option A tense of reporting verb is changed. So, it is incorrect.
In option B tense changes. So, it is incorrect.
In option C pronoun doesn't change. So, it is incorrect.

 

so the correcct option is D 

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Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 3

They say, We gave our best, but couldn't win. The coach says to them, You shouldn't lose hope.

Detailed Solution for Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 3

Reporting verbs like 'say' and 'says to' are in present tense. So, tense in reported speech remains unchanged. As 'they' is plural s/es is not added to say. Pronoun changes accordingly.
In option A tense of reporting verb is changed. So, it is incorrect.
In option C pronoun is not changed. So, it is incorrect.
In option D tense is changed. So, it is incorrect.

 

hence, option B is correct .

Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 4

He said to his father, "Please increase my pocket-money."

Detailed Solution for Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 4

In reported speech, "you" becomes "him, her"/ "is, am, are" becomes "was, were"/ "have, has" becomes "had" and exclamation marks become "ordered or shouted". "Please" becomes "pleaded, requested".

Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 5

The teacher says to me very angrily, Why have you come? Have I not told you to never come again? 

Detailed Solution for Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 5

Reporting verb 'says to' changes to 'asks' as quoted words are question. Tense in reported speech will not change. Pronoun changes accordingly.
In option A  tense changes. So, it is incorrect.
In option B tense of reporting verb changes. So, it is incorrect.
In option D pronoun doesn't change. So, it is incorrect

Here, option C is correct

Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 6

The boy said, "Who dare call you a thief?"

Detailed Solution for Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 6

The boy enquired who dared call him a thief.

Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 7

Kavita has said, I have gone go to the zoo. 

Detailed Solution for Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 7

 Reporting verb 'has said' is in present tense, so tense in reported speech doesn't change. Pronoun 'I' changes to 'she'
In option B tense is changed. So, it is incorrect.
In option C tense of reporting verb is changed. So, it is incorrect.
In option D tense is changed. So, it is incorrect.

hence, the correct option is A 

Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 8

Dhruv said that he was sick and tired of working for that company.

Detailed Solution for Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 8

Dhruv said, "I am sick and tired of working for this company."

Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 9

"Are you alone, my son?" asked a soft voice close behind me.

Detailed Solution for Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 9

A soft voice behind me asked if I was alone.

Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 10

She said to him, "Why don't you go today?"

Detailed Solution for Test: Change Of Speech- 1 - Question 10

► The given sentence is an interrogative sentence and uses the question word "why" here. So, "said to" will change to "asked".
► The question word "why" will work as a conjunction in indirect speech and the remaining part of the reported speech will be made assertive.
► The tense of the reported speech will change from simple present to simple past.

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