Reported speech exercise

July 7, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate words or phrases.

1. I told him ………………… interfere with me.

a) to not

b) to don’t

c) not to

d) don’t

2. She asked me ………………… at once.

a) leave

b) to leave

c) that I leave

3. I asked him if he …………………. finished the work.

a) has

b) had

c) have

4. The teacher asked us ………………… on time.

a) to be

b) for being

5. He asked if he …………………. leave early.

a) can

b) could

c) Either could be used here

6. They asked me ………………….. joining them.

a) that I was

b) if I was

c) if I am

7. He …………………. me to come.

a) asked

b) asked to

8. She said that she ………………. anything from him.

a) hadn’t heard

b) hasn’t heard

c) Either could be used here

9. She told me …………………. she wasn’t coming.

a) that

b) why

c) Either could be used here

10. I asked him what …………………….

a) was his problem

b) his problem was

c) Either could be used here

Answers

1. I told him not to interfere with me.

2. She asked me to leave at once.

3. I asked him if he had finished the work.

4. The teacher asked us to be on time.

5. He asked if he could leave early.

6. They asked me if I was joining them.

7. He asked me to come.

8. She said that she hadn’t heard anything from him.

9. She told me that she wasn’t coming. / She told me why she wasn’t coming. (The meanings of these sentences are different.)

10. I asked him what his problem was.

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