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Multiple  Choice Questions:
1. John says to me,”I shall help you.” John tells me that...........




... Answer is B)
(Because reporting verb is in present tense and shall can only be written with subject 'I/We'.)


2. Alex says to me,” I shall play cricket.” Alex........me that he will play cricket.




... Answer is A)
Because reporting verb is in present tense and 'says' should be changed when it is followed by 'to' in reporting verb.


3.Sita said to me,”They can do their work themselves.” Sita told me that............




... Answer is B)
Because reporting verb is in past tense and 'can do' is only changed into 'could do' in indirect speech


4. Kelen said to Tina,”You are intelligent.” Kelen told Tina that..........




... Answer is C)
Because reporting verb is in past tense and 'You' is indicating second person that is Tina


5. Ram said to me,” She will sing a song.” Ram told me that.............




... Answer is B)
Because reporting verb is in past tense and 'will sing' is only changed into 'would sing' in indirect speech


6. Johnny said,”I did this work myself.” Johnny said that...............




... Answer is D)
Because simple past or past indefinite tense is changed into past perfect tense and 'this' is changed to 'that'


7. Michael said to me,”I am doing homework now.” Michael told me that.............




... Answer is D)
Because present continuous tense is changed into past continuous tense and 'now' is changed to 'then'


8. Chris said to me,”You can do your work yourself.” Chris told me that.........




... Answer is B)
Because reporting verb is in past tense and 'can do' is only changed into 'could do' in indirect speech. Also 'me' is given in reporting verb so 'yourself' should be changed into 'myself'


9. He said,”I am ready to help the poor.” He......that he was ready to help the poor.




... Answer is B)
Because 'said' as reporting verb in assertive sentence is not changed when it is not followed by 'to' or a second person pronoun is not used in reported speech


10. He said,”I am ready to help you.” He........that he was ready to help me.




... Answer is B)
Because 'said' as reporting verb in assertive sentence is changed when a second person pronoun is used in reported speech


11. He said to me,”I am ready to help the poor.” He........that he was ready to help the poor.




... Answer is A)
Because 'said' as reporting verb in assertive sentence is changed when it is followed by 'to' or a second person pronoun is used in reported speech.


12. He said to me,” I want you to write a letter.” He told me that he wanted me.......a letter.




... Answer is B)
Because To+v¹ is never changed


13. He said, “She will have passed the examination.” He said that she..........passed the examination.




... Answer is A)
Because only the first verb is changed into past tense. The other verbs are not changed.


14. He said to me,”Don’t tease me.” He told me........him.




... Answer is B)
Because in Imperative sentence, 'Don't+v¹ ' is changed into not+to+v¹


15. He said to me, “Don’t scold me.” He forbade me........him.




... Answer is B)
Because forbade is itself showing negative expression and when forbade is used instead of 'said' in imperative sentence, it takes the structure: To+v¹+other words. 'Not' is never used with forbade.


16. He said to me,”Don’t tease me.” He prohibited/prevented me........him.




... Answer is B)
Because when prohibited/prevented is used instead of 'said' in imperative sentence, indirect speech takes the structure: Subject+prohibited/prevented+object of reporting verb+from+v⁴+other words


17. He said to me,”Please/Kindly help me.” He........me to help him.




... Answer is B)
Please/kindly of reported speech is removed and 'said' as reporting verb is changed into requested/asked.And sentence takes the structure :Subject+requested/asked+object of reporting verb+to+v¹+other words


18. He said to me,”Please/Kindly carry the bag.” He.........me to carry the bag.




... Answer is A)
Please/kindly of reported speech is removed and 'said' as reporting verb is changed into requested/asked.And sentence takes the structure :Subject+requested/asked+object of reporting verb+to+v¹+other words


19. He said to me,”Do help the poor.” He......... me to help the poor.




... Answer is B)
When Do+v¹+other words is given in reported speech of imperative sentence , 'said' as reporting verb is changed into 'requested'


20. He said,”Let’s play football.” He proposed that they.......play football.




... Answer is D)
When 'Let's+v¹+other words' is given in reported speech, 'said' as reporting verb is changed into 'proposed or suggested' and sentence takes the structure: Subject+proposed that+they+should+v¹+other words or Subject+suggested+us+v⁴+other words


21. He said,”Let’s play hockey.” He suggested us........hockey.




... Answer is B)
When 'Let's+v¹+other words' is given in reported speech, 'said' as reporting verb is changed into 'proposed or suggested' and sentence takes the structure: Subject+proposed that+they+should+v¹+other words or Subject+suggested+us+v⁴+other words


22. He said, “Is she dancing now?” He asked.......she was dancing then.




... Answer is A)
To change yes/no questions into indirect speech 'said' is changed into 'asked', 'if/whether' is used instead of inverted commas and question mark is changed into full stop.


23. Rita said to Alex, “Did you finish your work?” Rita asked Alex..........he had finished his work.




... Answer is B)
To change yes/no questions into indirect speech 'said' is changed into 'asked', 'if/whether' is used instead of inverted commas and question mark is changed into full stop.


24. He said to me,”Who has broken the glass?” He asked me.......broken the glass.




... Answer is A)
Because when reporting verb is in past tense, present perfect tense in reported speech is changed into past perfect tense


25. Ram said to Sita,”When did you finish your work?” Ram asked Sita........she had finished her work.




... Answer is C)
To change wh-questions into indirect speech 'said' is changed into 'asked', 'same wh-word' is used instead of inverted commas and question mark is changed into full stop.


26. He said to me,”May God help you!” He wished that God.......help me.




... Answer is B)
Because reporting verb is in past tense


27. He said to me,”God bless you!” He wished that God.........bless me.




... Answer is B)
Because in optative sentence,whether 'may' remains in direct speech or not, 'might' is used in indirect speech


28. He said,”What a beauty she is!” He exclaimed with surprise that she was a........beauty.




... Answer is B)
Because in exclamatory sentence, ' what+noun of Exclamatory' is changed into 'great'.


29. He said,”What a beauty!” He exclaimed with surprise that she was a........beauty.




... Answer is B)
Because in exclamatory sentence, ' what+noun of Exclamatory' is changed into 'great'. 'Beauty' indicates a girl which takes 'she' as 'pronoun' and reported speech of exclamatory sentence is always in simple present or present indefinite tense so we need to change it into simple past or past indefinite tense.


30. He said,”What a beautiful girl she is!” He exclaimed with surprise that she was a........beautiful girl.




... Answer is A)
Because in exclamatory sentence, ' what/how+adjective of Exclamatory' is changed into 'very'.


31. She said,”How hansome boy he is!” She exclaimed with surprise that he was a........hansome boy.




... Answer is A)
Because in exclamatory sentence, ' what/how+adjective of Exclamatory' is changed into 'very'.


32. He said,”What an intelligent girl!” He exclaimed with surprise that she was a........intelligent girl.




... Answer is A)
Because in exclamatory sentence, ' what/how+adjective of Exclamatory' is changed into 'very'. And reported speech of exclamatory sentence is always in simple present or present indefinite tense so we need to change it into simple past or past indefinite tense.


33. She said,”How talent boy!” She exclaimed with surprise that he was a........talent boy.




... Answer is A)
Because in exclamatory sentence, ' what/how+adjective of Exclamatory' is changed into 'very'. And reported speech of exclamatory sentence is always in simple present or present indefinite tense so we need to change it into simple past or past indefinite tense

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