English Grammar - Speech Questions Answers

1.

Choose the correct indirect speech of the italicized sentence from the options given below.
"What are you doing old man ?" said the king.

  • Option : B
  • Explanation : While changing into indirect speech the reporting verb will be changed to 'asked' and the tense of the reported speech will be changed to Past Continuous tense.
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2. Point out the correct direct speech for the following.
I asked why he was looking through the keyhole.

  • Option : C
  • Explanation : (C) 'Why are you looking through the keyhole?" I said, is correct direct speech of the indirect speech of the given sentence.
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3. "I know him." The passive voice form of the sentence will be

  • Option : C
  • Explanation : The correct passive voice of the given sentence is- He is known to me.
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4. Point out the correct indirect speech of the sentence.
"Would you like to come with us?" they said,

  • Option : C
  • Explanation : (C) The correct indirect speech would be 'They invited me to go with them'. Here, 'us' changes to 'them' and verb 'come' changes to 'go'. Also said changes to 'invited' as it is a verbal invitation.
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5. Choose the correct figure of speech in the following sentence.
Her mother too upon this occasion felt a pleasing distress.

  • Option : B
  • Explanation : (B) An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two seemingly contradictory terms appear side by side. 'Pleasing' and 'distress' are both antonyms in this sentence.
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