DIRECT & INDIRECT SPEECH PRACTICE SET FOR CBSE/ICE BOARDS EXAM 2023

Change the following sentences into Indirect Speech:

  1. (i) He said, “I will do it now.”
  2. (ii) He says, “Honesty is the best policy.”
  3. (iii) Ramesh says, “I have written a letter.”
  4. (iv) She said, “Mahesh will be reading a book.”
  5. (v) She said, “Where is your father?”
  6. (vi) He said to me, “Please take your book.”
  7. (vii) The Principal said to the peon, “Let this boy go out.”
  8. (viii) He said to me, “May you live long!”
  9. (ix) She said, “Goodbye friends!”
  10. (ix) The student said, “Alas! I wasted my time last year.”

Exercise (Unsolved)

Change the following sentences into Indirect Speech:

The captain said, “Bravo! well done, my boys.”
He said to her, “Why do you read this book?”
He said to her, “Does your cow not kick?”
He said to his brother, “Shailesh has broken my glass.”
Our teacher said, “The earth revolves around the sun.”
He said to me, “Why have you come here?”
Usha said, “Father, you are very kind to me.”
The teacher said to the boys, “Do not make a noise.”
He said to his friend, “May you prosper in business!”
The officer said to the peon, “Let the visitor come into my office.”

Answers
  1. Answer: He said that he would do it then.
  2. Answer: He says that honesty is the best policy.
  3. Answer: Ramesh says that he has written a letter
  4. Answer: Ramesh says that he has written a letter.
  5. Answer: She said that Mahesh would be reading a book.
  6. Answer: She inquired where his father was.
  7. Answer: He requested me to take my book.
  8. Answer: The Principal ordered the peon to let that boy go out.
  9. Answer: He prayed that I might live long.
  10. Answer: The student regretted that he had wasted his time the previous year.

DIRECT & INDIRECT SPEECH RULES FOR CLASS X/XII CBSE BOARDS


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