Select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct.

Directions: In Questions nos. 1 to 27, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct.

  1. Next morning at breakfast Ramesh’s wife sait to him, “Ramesh, I think I can tell what is amiss with out clock.”
    (a) Next morning at breakfast Ramesh’s wife addressed him by name and told him that she could tell what was amiss with their clock.
    (b) Next morning at breakfast Ramesh’s wife said that she could tell him what was amiss with out clock.
    (c) Next morning at breakfast Rames’s wife said that she could tell him what was amiss with their clock.
    (d) Next morning Ramesh’s wife told him that she thought she could tell what was amiss with their clock.
  2. ‘Please, please don’t do anything dangerous’, said his wife.
    (a) His wife begged him not to do anything dangerous.
    (b) His wife begged him so that he did not do any thing dangerous.
    (c) His wife asked him please not to do anything dangerous
    (d) His wife asked him if he could not do anything dangerious.
  3. She shouted, “I am going home”.
    (a) She shouted to them that she was going home.
    (b) She shouted at them that she was going home.
    (C) She shouted to them that she is going home.
    (d) She shouted them that she is going home.
  4. ‘Do your duty.’, the father told his son.
    (a) The father ordered to his son that to do his duty
    (b) The father advised his son to do his duty
    (c) The father told to his son to do his duty
    (d) the father ordered that his son should be doing duty.
  5. ‘Which way is the post office?’ the lady asked.
    (a) the lady asked which post office was on the way.
    (b) The lady asked which was the post office
    (c) The lady said the post office was which way.
    (d) The lady asked the way to the post office.
  6. The teacher said, “Student, look at your books.”
    (a) The teacher said that the students will look at their books.
    (b) The teacher told the students to look at their books.
    (c) The teacher told the students that they looked at their books.
    (d) The teacher told the students that they might look at their books.
  7. The headmaster said to the student, “You are expelled for attempting to copy in the examination.”
    (a) The headmaster remonstrated the student informing him that he was expelled for attempting to copy in the examination.
    (b) The headmaster said to the student that he was expelled for attempting to copy in the examination
    (c) The headmaster ordered the student that he was expelled for attempting to copy in the examination.
    (d) the headmaster briefed the student that he had been expelled for attempting to copy in the examination.
  8. “Do you know the way to the bus station?” Ram said to Mahim.
    (a) Ram asked Mahim if he knew the way to the bus station.
    (b) Ram asked Mahim whether he knows the way to the bus staion.
    (c) Ram told Mahim that he knew the way to the bus station.
    (d) Ram asked Mahim that did he know the way to the bus station.
  9. “I must hurry. My father is always furious if any one of us is late for meals”, she said.
    (a) She said that she must hurry as her father was always furious if any one of them were late for meals.
    (b) She said that she must hurry as her father was always furious if any one of them was late for meals.
    (c) She said that she should hurry as her father was always furious if any one of them were late for meals
    (d) She said that she must hurry as her father is always furious if any one of them are late for meals.
  10. ‘Are your examination over?” asked the teacher.
    (a) The teacher said him that were his examination over.
    (b) The teacher asked whether his examinations were over.
    (C) The teacher asked him that were his examinations over.
    (d) the teacher asked are his examinations over.
  11. Reena said to Ramesh, “I’ll meet you and Mohan in the restaurant.”
    (a) Reena told Ramesh that she would meet him and Mohan in the restaurant.
    (b) Reena told Ramesh that she would meet her and Mohan in the reastaurant.
    (c) Reena told Ramesh that she would meet her and Mohan in the restaurant.
    (d) Reena told Ramesh that she would meet him and her in the restaurant.
  12. ‘I usually take my dog out for a walk when I come home from work’, he said.
    (a) He said that he usually took his dog out for a walk when he came home from work.
    (b) He said that he usually takes his dog our for a work when he comes home from work.
    (c) He said that he used to takes his dog our for a walk when he came home from work.
    (d) He said that he usually took his dog out for a walk when he had come home form work.
  13. Pradhan said, ‘I shall go to Delhi tomorrow.”
    (a) Mr. Pradhan said that he would go to Delhi the next day.
    (b) Mr. Pradhan said that he should go to Delhi tomorrow.
    (c) Mr. Pradhan said that he should have gone to Delhi the next day.
    (d) Mr. Pradhan said that he must go to Delhi the next day.
  14. Jennifer said, “What will you do when you leave school?”
    (a) Jennifer asked her what she will do when she would leave school.
    (b) Jennifer asked someone what she would do, when she would leave school.
    (c) Jennifer asked me what you would do when you left school.
    (d) Jennifer said what she will do when she leaves school.
  15. Jane said to me, “ Do you want to dance?”
    (a) Jane asked me if I wanted to dance.
    (b) Jane said that whether I would dance.
    (c) Jane said that I would dance or not.
    (d) Jane enquires if I want to dance.
  16. “Are you the manager?” I said.
    (a) I asked him whether he was the Manager.
    (b) I asked whether you were the Manager.
    (c) I asked him whether he had been the Manager.
    (d) I asked whether he is the Manager.
  17. He said, “As your mother is ill, you must leave at once.”
    (a) He told him that as his mother was ill, he should leave at once.
    (b) He told him that as his mother is ill, he should to leave at once
    (c) He told him that as his mother is ill, he may leave at once.
    (d) He told him that as his mother will be ill he had to leave at once.
  18. ‘Please be patient and the letter will come’, said the teacher to the student.
    (a) The teacher asked the student to be patiently wait for the letter.
    (b) The patient student was asked by the teacher to wait for the letter.
    (c) The teacher advised the student to be patient and wait for the letter.
    (d) The teacher said that since the student was patient, the letter will come.
  19. ‘It’s cold day today!’ cried the boy.
    (a) The boy said that he had caught cold that day
    (b) the boy was crying as it was a cold day.
    (c) The boy exclaimed that it was cold that day than yesterday.
    (d) The boy exclaimed that it was cold that day.
  20. “Have you finished your work, Ahmad?” asked Vinod.
    (a) Vinod asked whether Ahmad had finished their work.
    (b) Vinod asked whether Ahmad had finished work
    (c) Vinod asked Ahmad whether he had finished his work.
    (d) Vinod asked whether Ahmad had finished your work.
  21. Vikram said to Gopal, “what did the bear tell you in your ears?”
    (a) Vikram asked Gopal that what the bear tell you in your ears.
    (b) Vikram said to Gopal what the bear told him in his ears.
    (c) Vikram asked Gopal that what the bear told him in his ears.
    (d) Vikram asked Gopal what the bear told him in his ears.
  22. The minister announced that a new employment scheme would be implemented from the following month.
    (a) The minister made a new announcement, “An employment scheme will be implemented from the following month.”
    (b) The minister said, “A new employment scheme will be implemented since the next month.”
    (c) The minister said, “A new employment scheme would be implemented from the following month.”
    (d) The minister said, “A new employment scheme will be implemented next month onwards.”
  23. He said to his friends, “Let us play some country-music and dance.”
    (a) He suggested to his friends that some country-music be played as they danced.
    (b) He said to his friends that they should be allowed to play some country-music and dance.
    (c) he asked his friends to let him have some country-music and dance.
    (d) He suggested to his friends that they could play some country-music and dance.
  24. Sucheta said, “Could you please write the project for me, Shweta?”
    (a) Sucheta requested Shweta if she wrote the project for her.
    (b) Sucheta requested Shweta to write the project for her.
    (c) Sucheta requested Shweta could write the project for her.
    (d) Shweta that she had to write the project for her.
  25. ‘Could I have a cup of coffee’, she said.
    (a) She asked if she could have a cup of coffee.
    (b) She asked if she might have a cup of coffee.
    (c) She ordered for a cup of coffee.
    (d) She asked whether she could like to have a cup of coffee.
  26. “Saint George, strike for us!” exclaimed the Knight.
    (a) The Knoght requested Saint George to Strike away.
    (b) The Knight requested saint George that he should strike us.
    (c) The Knight prayed that Saint George might strike for them
    (d) The Knight ordered Saint George to Strike for them.
  27. Mike said, “Don’t fly via Paris.”
    (a) Mike said to me if I should not fly via Paris.
    (b) Mike said that one should not fly via Paris.
    (c) Mike advised me not to fly via Paris.
    (d) Mik’s command was not to fly via Paris.
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 27th March 2016 in English.
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