Study and attempt the following direct and indirect speech exercise that is intended at making you confident about the usage of said, told or asked in reported speech. For your great convenience, the exercise is solved with answers given at the end.
1. He said to me, “I love sad music”
- He told me that he loved sad music.
- He said to me that he loved sad music.
2. She said, “We are in a great hurry”
- She said that they were in a great hurry.
- She told that they were in a great hurry.
3. He said, “What is the time now”
- He asked what was the time then.
- He said what was the time then.
4. I said to him, “We are leaving tonight”
- I told him that we were leaving that night.
- I said to him that we were leaving that night.
5. He said to me, “It will be an exciting journey”
- He told me that It would be an exciting journey.
- He said to me that it would be an exciting journey
6. I said, “Where is my purse”
- I asked where was my purse.
- I said where was my purse.
7. She said to Principal, “My father has left the city”
- She told principal that her father had left the city.
- She said to principal that her father had left the city.
8. I said, “When your father is coming to our home”
- I told that when your father was coming to your home.
- I asked when your father was coming to our home.
9. He said, “Why there is no love in the world”
- He said that why there was no love in the world.
- He asked why there was no love in the world.
10. We said to her, “Only your father is required tomorrow”
- We told her that only her father was required the next day.
- We said to her that only father was required the next day.
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