100 Examples of Direct and Indirect Speech

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100 Examples of Direct and indirect speech -All Tenses

Direct SpeechIndirect Speech
1. He said,"I work in a small company"He told that he worked in a small company.
2. She said, "I am waiting for my salary"She told that she was waiting for here salary.
3. Alex said to me, "It have worked very hard for this project"Alex told me that he had worked very hard for that project.
4. I said to him, "I do not care about small issues"I told him that I did not care about small issues.
5. She said to me, "I am making good progress on this project"She told me that she was doing good progress on that project.
6. We said, "You have better future than us"We said that he had better future than us
7. They said, "It is getting on very boring here"They told that it was getting on very boring there.
8. She said, "You have to decide by tomorrow"She said that I had to decide by the next day.
9. Alex said, "I have been writing this paragraph"Alex said that he had been writing that paragraph.
10. They said, "We do not listen to their advice"They said that they don't listen to their advic
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11. He said, "I worked very hard but failed"He said that had worked very hard but failed.
12. She said to me, "It did not work for me"She told me that it had not worked for her
13. Alex said, "I was listening Indian music"Alex said that he had been listening Indian music.
14. "We were going to a new mission" they said.They said that they had been going to a new mission.
15. "I had collected ancient books" he said.He said that he had collected ancient books.
16. They said, "We had better alternative than this"They told that they had better alternative than that.
17. He said to me, "We watched a wonderful movie."He told me that they had watched a wonderful movie.
18. Alex said, "I was writing codes for a new program"Alex told that he had been writing codes for new program.
19. She said to him, "I had no intention to marry you."She told him that she had no intention to marry him.
20. He said, "I wasted my time after her."He said that he had wasted his time after her.
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21. She said, "I will perform better in next competition"She told she would perform better in next competition.
22. He said to his teacher, "I will bring good results in exams"He said to his teacher that he would bring good results in exams.
23. She said to mother, "I will bring good name to you"She said to her mother that she would bring good name to her.
24. Alex said to Mark, "I will be waiting for you at the main gate"Alex said to Mark that he would be waiting for him at the main gate.
25. I said to him, "I will have to convince my parents for this"I told him that I would have to convince my parents for that.
26. They said, "we will have to stay more active"They said that they would have to stay more active.
27. She said, "I will be looking for your response"She said that she would be looking for my response.
28. He said to me, "I will have to think twice before taking such action"He said to me that he would have to think twice before taking such actions.
29. I said to him, "You will have wait for me for two hours"I told him that he would have to wait for me for two hours.
30. She said, "We will be signing an agreement on next Sunday"She said that they would be signing an agreement on next Sunday.

Reported speech examples: Present Tense

Direct SpeechIndirect Speech
1. He said,"I work in a small company"He told that he worked in a small company.
2. She said, "I am waiting for my salary"She told that she was waiting for here salary.
3. Alex said to me, "It have worked very hard for this project"Alex told me that he had worked very hard for that project.
4. I said to him, "I do not care about small issues"I told him that I did not care about small issues.
5. She said to me, "I am making good progress on this project"She told me that she was doing good progress on that project.
6. We said, "You have better future than us"We said that he had better future than us
7. They said, "It is getting on very boring here"They told that it was getting on very boring there.
8. She said, "You have to decide by tomorrow"She said that I had to decide by the next day.
9. Alex said, "I have been writing this paragraph"Alex said that he had been writing that paragraph.
10. They said, "We do not listen to their advice"They said that they don't listen to their advic

Reported speech examples: Past  Tense

Direct Speech Indirect Speech
11. He said, "I worked very hard but failed"He said that had worked very hard but failed.
12. She said to me, "It did not work for me"She told me that it had not worked for her
13. Alex said, "I was listening Indian music"Alex said that he had been listening Indian music.
14. "We were going to a new mission" they said.They said that they had been going to a new mission.
15. "I had collected ancient books" he said.He said that he had collected ancient books.
16. They said, "We had better alternative than this"They told that they had better alternative than that.
17. He said to me, "We watched a wonderful movie."He told me that they had watched a wonderful movie.
18. Alex said, "I was writing codes for a new program"Alex told that he had been writing codes for new program.
19. She said to him, "I had no intention to marry you."She told him that she had no intention to marry him.
20. He said, "I wasted my time after her."He said that he had wasted his time after her.

Reported speech examples: Future Tense

Direct SpeechIndirect Speech
21. She said, "I will perform better in next competition"She told she would perform better in next competition.
22. He said to his teacher, "I will bring good results in exams"He said to his teacher that he would bring good results in exams.
23. She said to mother, "I will bring good name to you"She said to her mother that she would bring good name to her.
24. Alex said to Mark, "I will be waiting for you at the main gate"Alex said to Mark that he would be waiting for him at the main gate.
25. I said to him, "I will have to convince my parents for this"I told him that I would have to convince my parents for that.
26. They said, "we will have to stay more active"They said that they would have to stay more active.
27. She said, "I will be looking for your response"She said that she would be looking for my response.
28. He said to me, "I will have to think twice before taking such action"He said to me that he would have to think twice before taking such actions.
29. I said to him, "You will have wait for me for two hours"I told him that he would have to wait for me for two hours.
30. She said, "We will be signing an agreement on next Sunday"She said that they would be signing an agreement on next Sunday.

Reported speech examples: Question Sentences

Direct SpeechIndirect Speech
31. She said,"What will be age limit for next exam?She asked what would be the age limit for the next exam.
32. He said, "Do you live in nearby town"He asked whether I lived in nearby town.
33. He said, "Why are you calling Jack?"He asked why I was calling Jack.
34. They said, "Will there be backup plan for us?They asked if there would be backup plan for them.
35. I said, "Which is the best method to find him?"I asked which was the best method to find him.
36. She said to him, "Are you looking for a job?"She asked him whether he was looking for a job.
37. They said, "Do you still believe in this theory?"They asked whether I still believed in that theory.
38. He said, "Do you think this is an easy job?"He asked whether I thought it was an easy job.
39. I said to him, "Are you serious about this job?I asked him whether he was serious about that job.
40. She said, "Where can I find good books?"She asked where she could find good books.

Direct and Indirect Speech examples: Exclamatory Sentences

Direct SpeechIndirect Speech
41. She said, "Alas! he left us so early"She exclaimed with sorrow that he had left them so early.
42. He said, "Hurrah! the time proved and we became successful"He exclaimed with joy that the time proved and they became successful.
43. She said, "Vow! I have never seen such a beautiful valley"She exclaimed with wonder that she had never seen such a beautiful valley.
44. He said, "Bravo! captain did a wonderful job."He applauded captain that he did a wonderful job.
45. She said, "Aha! my only brother was killed in an accident."She exclaimed with sorrow that her only brother was killed in an accident.
46. Father said, "well done! you are my proud."Father exclaimed with joy that I was his proud.
47. Teacher said, "Good! you guys have played well"Teacher exclaimed with surprise that we had played well.
48. She said, "Hurrah! the train is coming"She exclaimed with wonder that the train was coming.
49. They said, "Alas! we could not perform well in the match"They exclaimed with sorrow that they could not perform well in the match.
50. Teacher said, "well done! I am proud of my students"Teacher exclaimed with joy that he was proud of his students.

Reported speech examples: Optative Sentences

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51. The old lady said, "would that! I had died in my youth"The old lady wished that she had died in her youth.
52. Father said, "May God bless you a sound health!"Father prayed that God might bless me a sound health.
53. She said, "would that! I could marry my true lover"She wished that she could marry her true lover.
54. I said, "May God! reward our efforts in this exam"I prayed that God might reward our efforts in that exam.
55. They said to me, "Good night! Alex"They bad good bye to me.
56. He said, "O that! a single last sight of my beloved"He wished for a single last sight of his beloved.
57. Old lady said, "May God protect you from danger always"Old lady prayed that God might protect me from danger always.
58. He said, "Would that! I were born again"He wished that he were born again.
59. Mother said to me, "May you and your friends shine always"Mother prayed that me and my friends might shine always.
60. He said, "May God help you in your journey!"He prayed that God might help me in my journey.
61. Alex said, "Would that! I were born at ancient times"Alex wished that he were born at the ancient times.

Imperative sentences-Reported speech examples

Direct SpeechIndirect Speech
61. He said to his servant,"Clean the tables again"He ordered his servant to clean the tables again
62. Mother said to her daughter, "Shut up! go into your room"Mother ordered her daughter to shut up and go inside her room.
63. He said to the waiter, "Bring me the detailed bill"He ordered the waiter to bring him the detailed bill.
64. He said, "Close the door, Raja"He ordered his friend Raja to close the door.
65. Father said to his son, "Get ready, we will leave quickly"Father ordered his son to get ready as they would leave quickly.
66. I said to policemen, "please, help the poor lady"I requested the policemen to help the poor lady.
67. The old man said, "Please, release my son this time"The old man requested to release his son that time.
68. She said to him, "Don't ever try to talk me"She warned him from trying to talk her ever
69. Teacher said to students, "Stand up all"Teacher ordered his students to stand up all.
70. He said to his son, "Avoid sitting with bad guys"He advised his son not to sit with the bad guys.
71. The doctor said to him, "Stay away from junk food"The doctor advised him to stay away from junk food.

Reported speech examples with ‘Let Sentences’

Direct SpeechIndirect Speech
71. I said, "Let him sleep before we leave"I suggested that he should be allowed to sleep before we leave.
72. She said to him, "Let's meet her parents somewhere"She suggested that we should meet her parents somewhere.
73. I said to her, "Let me think before I give you any proposal."I requested her to that I should be allowed to think before I give him any proposal.
74. She said to her father, "Let me buy some books for Alex"She requested her father that she should be allowed to buy some books for Alex.
75. I said, "Let's start reading this novel together"I suggested that we should started reading that novel together.
76. The teacher said, "Let's start over a new chapter."The teacher suggested that they should start over a new chapter.
77. She said, "let me to be more prepared for the task."She requested that she should be allowed to be more prepared for the task.
78. I said, "Let me find a best solution to solve this issue permanently."I told them that I should be allowed to find a best solution to solve that issue permanently.
79. They said, "Let's play a game where the winner will win a gold prize."They suggested that they should play a game where the winner will win a gold prize.
80. She said to me, "Please, let me stay here until my brother comes."She requested me let her stay there until her brother comes.

Modal change in reported speech-Examples

Direct SpeechIndirect Speech
81. He said, "I can read and write a new language"He said that he could read and write a new language.
82. She said, "I can understand her situation"She said that she could understand her situation.
83. He said, "I may visit you tomorrow"He said that he might visit me the next day.
84. She said, "I must know the rules of an organization"She said that she had to know the rules of an organization.
85. He said, "I must work hard for the next level"He said that had to work hard for the next level.
86. Alex said, "I should buy new car"Alex said that he should buy new car.
87.He said, "I might bring a gift for you"He said that he might bring a gift for me.
88. She said, "I would apply for the job"She said that she would apply for the job.
89. He said, "I might ask my friends for help"He said that he might ask his friends for help.
90. Alex said, "I must apply for a new visa"Alex said that he had to apply for a new visa.

Pronoun change-Reported speech examples

Direct SpeechIndirect Speech
91. He said, "I am working hard for the upcoming tests"He said that he was working hard for the upcoming tests.
92. She said, "My only wish is to become a good man"She said that her only wish was to become a good man.
93. He said, "I am learning the rules of new language"He said that he was learning the rules of new language.
95. I said to her, "You seem to be a nice girl"I said to that she seem to be a nice girl.
96. He said to me, "You should be responsible in your duty"He said to me that I should be responsible in my duty.
97. Alex said, "It is a rule to obey the master"Alex said that it was a rule to obey the master.
98. They said, "We are waiting for our brothers"They said that they are waiting for their brothers.
99. I said, "I am the winner in this game"I said that I was the winner in that game.
100. They said, "We are learning English by ourselves"They said that they were learning English by themselves.

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