Reported Speech Exercise Modal verbs

Practice here direct and indirect speech exercise with modal sentences. The exercise is aimed at the use of modals in reported speech. Find the solved answers at the end of exercise.

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1. She said, “I can easily pass this reported speech practice test”
  1. She said that she could easily pass that reported speech practice test.
  2. She told that she could easily pass that reported speech practice test.
  3. She said that she can easily pass that reported speech practice test.
2. Maria said to me, “I may go to Italy next week”
  1. Maria said to me that she might go to Italy next week.
  2. Maria told me that she might go to Italy the coming week.
  3. Maria told me that she might go Italy the next week.
3. She said, “I must call my brother now”
  1. She said that I must call my brother now.
  2. She said that she had to call her brother then.
  3. She said that she had to call my brother now.
4. He said, “I should start new English coaching classes”
  1. He said that he should start new English coaching classes.
  2. He said that I should start new English coaching classes.
  3. He said that I had to start new English coaching classes.
5. She said, “I might plan a visit to my village tomorrow”
  1. She said that she might plan a visit to her village the next day.
  2. She said that she might plan a visit to my village tomorrow.
  3. She told that she might be planning to visit my village tomorrow.
6. She said, “I could not arrive on the scheduled time”
  1. She said that she could not arrive on the scheduled time.
  2. She said that I could not arrive on the scheduled time.
  3. She said that she could not be arriving on the scheduled time.
7. He said, “I would prefer to talk my father about this issue”
  1. He said that I would prefer talking my father about that issue.
  2. He said that he would prefer to talk his father about that issue.
  3. He said that he would be preferring to talk his father about that issue.
8. Maria said, “I must avoid bad company”
  1. Maria said that I had to avoid bad company.
  2. Maria said that she had to avoid bad company.
  3. Maria said that ought to avoid bad company.
9. “I wish I could meet my son”, she said.
  1. She wished that she could meet her son.
  2. She said that she wished to meet her son.
  3. She said that she wish that she could meet her son.
He said, “I might go to the hospital”
  1. He said that I might go to the hospital.
  2. He said that he might go to the hospital.
  3. He told he might go to the hospital.

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