Reported speech exercise

December 31, 2012pdf

 

Complete the following sentences using appropriate direct or indirect speech forms.

1. I didn’t ask him ……………………………… it.

a) do

b) to do

c) don’t

2. The officer asked us …………………………… our identity cards.

a) show

b) to show

c) to showed

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

a) have

b) had

c) would

4. The officer asked us ………………………………. For duty on time.

a) to report

b) report

c) for reporting

5. She asked me if she …………………………….. leave.

a) can

b) could

c) either could be used here

6. They asked me ……………………………….. doing there.

a) that I was

b) what I was

c) what was I

7. He threated ………………………….. me if I didn’t obey his orders.

a) to kill

b) killing

c) to killing

8. She said that no one …………………………… the meeting last week.

a) has attended

b) had attended

9. She told me …………………………….. she was going.

a) what

b) that

c) either could be used here

Answers

1. I didn’t ask him to do it.

2. The officer asked us to show our identity cards.

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

4. The officer asked us to report for duty on time.

5. She asked me if she could leave.

6. They asked me what I was doing there.

7. He threatened to kill me if I didn’t obey his orders.

8. She said that no one had attended the meeting last week.

9. She told me that she was going.

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