Reported speech exercise

June 13, 2013pdf

Change the following into reported speech. Choose the correct answer from the given options.

1. He said, ‘Hello! Where are you going?’

a) He told me where I was going.

b) He greeted me and asked where I was going.

c) He wanted to know where I was going.

d) He greeted me and said where I was going.

2. ‘Do you know when she will return?’ he asked.

a) He asked when she would return.

a) He asked me if I knew when she will return.

c) He said if I knew when she would return.

d) He asked me if I knew when she would return.

3. He said, ‘Let’s go for a drive.’

a) He said that we / they should go for a drive.

b) He suggested to go for a drive

c) He suggested that we / they should go for a drive.

d) He asked us / them to go for a drive.

4. ‘Hurrah! We have won!’ said the boys.

a) The boys said that they had won.

b) The boys said that they have won.

c) The boys exclaimed that they had won.

d) The boys sighed and said that they had won.

5. ‘Do what I say,’ said the old man to his sons.

a) The old man asked his sons to do what he said.

b) The old man asked his sons that they should do what he said.

c) The old man said to his sons that they should do what he said.

d) The old man asked his son to do what he says.

Answers

1. He greeted me and asked what I was doing.

2. He asked me if I knew when she would return.

3. He suggested that we should go for a drive.

4. The boys exclaimed that they had won.

5. The old man asked his sons to do what he said.

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