Reported speech exercise

June 20, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences.

1. I asked him ………………………….. do it.

a) to not

b) to don’t

c) not to

d) don’t

2. The officer asked us ………………………….. show our proof of identity.

a) to

b) for

c) either could be used here

3. She asked me if I ……………………….. finished the work.

a) have

b) had

c) either could be used here

4. The teacher advised the boys ………………………… hard.

a) to work

b) working

c) either could be used here

5. She inquired if she …………………………… leave early.

a) could

b) can

c) either could be used here

6. They asked me …………………………. interested in the offer.

a) if I was

b) that I was

c) either could be used here

7. He said that he ………………………. his licence the day before yesterday.

a) got

b) gets

c) either could be used here

8. He wanted to know when ………………………. leaving.

a) was I

b) I was

c) either could be used here

9. He suggested ……………………….. consult a doctor.

a) that I

b) me to

c) either could be used here

10. He proved that the earth ………………………………… round the sun.

a) goes

b) went

c) either could be used here

Answers

1. I asked him not to do it.

2. The officer asked us to show our proof of identity.

3. She asked me if I had finished the work.

4. The teacher advised the boys to work hard.

5. She inquired if she could leave early.

6. They asked me if I was interested in the offer.

7. He said that he got his licence the day before yesterday.

8. He wanted to know when I was leaving.

9. He suggested that I consult a doctor.

10. He proved that the earth goes / went round the sun.

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