Reported Speech Exercise Interrogative Sentences

Direct and Indirect speech exercise for question sentences with solved answers at the end.

GO TO REPORTED SPEECH EXERCISE #1
1. “Why are you sitting idle here”, Mariya said.
  1. Mariya asked why I was sitting idle there.
  2. Mariya asked that why I was sitting idle there.
2. “How can I understand this sum”, said the student.
  1. The student asked how can I understand that sum.
  2. The student asked how could he understand that sum.
3. He said, “What are the easy options available?”
  1. He asked me that what are the easy options available.
  2. He asked me that what were the easy options available.
4. They said to Mariya, “Have you ever noted the thief entering the house?”
  1. They asked Mariya if she has ever noted the thief entering the house.
  2. They asked Mariya if she had ever noted the thief entering the house.
5. She said, “What is the fault of mine?”
  1. She asked what was the fault of mine.
  2. She asked what is the fault of mine.
6. He said, “Are you ready to take a challenge?”
  1. He asked me whether I was ready to take a challenge.
  2. He asked me if I am ready to take a challenge.
7. She said to me, “Why are you feeling lazy”
  1. She asked me why are you feeling lazy.
  2. She asked me if I was feeling lazy.
8. I said to him, “Can u bring me a glass of water?”
  1. I asked him whether he could bring me a glass of water.
  2. I asked him whether he can bring me a glass of water.
9. They said, “What are the main factors bringing water shortage?”
  1. They asked what were the main factors bringing water shortage.
  2. They asked that what were the main factors bringing water shortage.
10. He said, “Why politician are so cruel.
  1. He asked me why politician are so cruel
  2. He asked me that why politician are so cruel.

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