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Direct and Indirect Speech Quiz


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The policeman asked what I was doing.

A. Direct speech

B. Indirect Speech


‘This morning / today / tonight ‘ change to –

A. that morning / that day / tomorrow night

B. that morning / that day / tonight

C. that morning / that day / that night

D. that morning / today / that night


Change this statement into INDIRECT SPEECH.
She said, “I’ll go shopping.”

A. She said she would go shopping.

B. She said she will go shopping.

C. She said she should go shopping.

D. She said I will go shopping.


Which of the following sentences is correct?

A. Mai said, “My family is going to the market today.”

B. “We want candy!” The children shouted.

C. “I told you not to go there.” My father said.

D. Chloe asked, “where is my timetable?”


What is missing in the sentence that follows? James asked “Are you coming to my house today?”

A. !

B. ?

C. ,

D. .


I told my father that I could get a better grade in English and science.

A. Direct Speech

B. Indirect Speech


Danny said, “Some people were hunting in the forest today.”

A. Danny said that some people were hunting in the forest that day.

B. Danny said that some people had hunted in the forest that day.

C. Danny said that some people had been hunting in the forest that day.

D. Danny said that some people was hunting in the forest that day.


Reporter: ‘The police are questioning the suspect this morning.’

A. The reporter said  the police were questioning the suspect that morning.

B. The reporter said  the police questioned the suspect that morning.

C. The reporter said  the police had questioned the suspect that morning.


She asked him if he wanted to buy anything.

A. Direct speech

B. Indirect Speech


‘Yesterday / last Friday’ change to –

A. yesterday / the previous Friday

B. the previous day / the previous Friday

C. tomorrow / the previous Friday

D. the previous day / last Friday


I said to him, ‘Why don’t you work hard?’

A. I asked him why didn’t you work hard.

B. I asked him why he didn’t work hard.


He said, “She always wears a coat.”

A. He said that she always wore a coat.

B. He said she always wear a coat.

C. He said that she always had wore a coat.

D. He said that she always wearing a coat.


Mum said, “It is windy today.”

A. Mum said that it is windy today.

B. Mum said that it was windy today.

C. Mum said that it was windy that day.

D. Mum said that it is windy that day.


The Professor said that nobody could solve the problem.

A. The Professor said, ‘Nobody can solve the problem’.

B. The Professor said, ’Nobody could solve the problem’


Select the correct indirect sentence.

She said, “I am going to London tomorrow.”

A. She said that she was going to London yesterday.

B. She said that she was going to London tomorrow

C. She said that she was going to London the next day.


What’s missing from this sentence? He said, “be quiet, please, and listen to my words.” 

A. Quotation marks

B. A capital letter

C. An exclamation mark

D. A question mark


Mother asked John, “Don’t smoke too much!”

A. Mother asked John to do not smoke too much.

B. Mother asked John that not t smoke too much.

C. Mother asked John to not smoke too much.

D. Mother asked John to smoke too much.


How do we write the following in direct speech? Kelly said I am feeling sick today.

A. Kelly said “I am feeling sick today.”

B. Kelly said, “I am feeling sick today”.

C. Kelly said, “I am feeling sick today.”

D. Kelly said, “I am feeling sick today?


When reporting a speech, the tense changes into its past form.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Indirect speech is also known as what?

A. Repeated speech

B. Repeated statements

C. Reported speech

D. Reported statements


James said to his mother, ‘I am leaving for New York tomorrow.’

A. James told his mother he is leaving for New York tomorrow.

B. James told his mother he would be leaving for New York the next day.


Which of these sentences has punctuated speech correctly?

A. Kyle said, “Thank you for helping me with my homework.”

B. Kyle said, “thank you for helping me with my homework”.

C. Kyle said “Thank you for helping me with my homework.”

D. Kyle said “Thank you for helping me with my homework”


He said to her, ‘What a hot day!’

A. He exclaimed sorrowfully that it was hot day.

B. He exclaimed that it was a hot day.


Lola: ‘We want to see the Eiffel Tower today.’

A. Lola said they wanted to see the Eiffel Tower that day.

B. Lola said they wanted to see the Eiffel Tower this day.

C. Lola said they have wanted to see the Eiffel Tower that day.


The instructor asked Ronny if he was ready for the race.

A. ‘Ronny, are you ready for the race?’, the instructor asked.

B. ‘Ronny, ready for race?’ the instructor said.




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