Reported / Indirect Speech – Exercises

Reporting of what a speaker said without quoting his exact words is called ‘Indirect/Reported Speech’.

Reported / Indirect Speech Exercises

Q. Change the following sentences into reported / indirect speech:

  1. Mother said to me, “Please tidy your room.”
  2. The doctor said to my aunt, “Take these medicines regularly.”
  3. The Judge said to the people, “Maintain Silence.”
  4. I said to John, “Please pass me the salt.”
  5. My friend said to me, “Go for morning walk.”

Answer

  1. Mother requested me to tidy my room.
  2. The doctor advised my aunt to take those medicines regularly.
  3. The Judge ordered the people to maintain silence.
  4. I requested John to pass me the salt.
  5. My friend suggested me to go for morning walk.

Q. Change the following sentences into reported / indirect speech:

  1. The Principal said to the peon, “Keep the files on the table.”
  2. My sister said to me, “Please open the window.”
  3. The teacher said to us, “Read the questions carefully.”
  4. My mother said to me, “Write in neat handwriting”
  5. The clerk said to the manager, “Please grant me leave for three days.”

Answer

  1. The Principle ordered the peon to keep the files on the table.
  2. My sister requested me to open the windows.
  3. The teacher advised us to read the questions carefully.
  4. My mother encouraged me to write in neat handwriting.
  5. The clerk requested the Manager to grant him leave for three days.

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