Reported Speech Exercise with Present Simple Tense

Direct and Indirect present simple tense practice exercise with answers.

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1. He says, “I work for my company”
  1. He said that he worked for my company.
  2. He said that he worked for his company.
  3. He told that he work for his company.
2. She said, “I am reading English grammar book”
  1. She said that I am reading English grammar book
  2. She said that she was reading English grammar book.
  3. She said that she is reading English grammar book.
3. I said, “This mobile is very cheap”
  1. I said that that this mobile was very cheap.
  2. I said that that mobile was very cheap.
  3. I said that that mobile is very cheap.
4. They said, “We deal in electronic hardware”
  1. They said that we deal in electronic hardware.
  2. They said that they deal in electronic hardware.
  3. They told that they deal in electronic hardware.
5. I said, “I always think before act”
  1. I said that I always think before act.
  2. I said that I always thought before act.
  3. I said that I always think before I act.
6. She said, “It is not a good thing to reject the offer”
  1. She said that it is not a good thing to reject the offer.
  2. She told that it is not a good thing to reject the offer.
  3. She said that it was not a good thing to reject the offer.
7. “I prefer to work with hard working students”, she said.
  1. She said that she preferred to work with hard working students.
  2. She said that I preferred to work with hard working students.
  3. She said that she prefer to work with hard working students.
8. They said, “We are the only left to serve your boss”
  1. They said that we are the only left to serve our boss.
  2. They said that they were the only left to serve their boss.
  3. They said that they are the only left to serve their boss
9. I said to Alex, “Please bring me a pen and paper”
  1. I said to Alex to please bring me a pen and paper.
  2. I requested Alex to bring me a pen and paper.
  3. I told Alex to bring me a pen and a paper.
10 she said, “I always keep my things safe”
  1. She said that I always keep my things safe.
  2. She said that she always kept her things safe.
  3. She said that she always keep her things safe.

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