Reported Speech Exercise Universal Truth Sentences

Practice with direct and indirect speech exercises with universal truth sentences. The exercise is solved with answers given at the end.

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1. The teacher said to students, “The earth moves”
  1. The teacher said to students that the earth moved.
  2. The teacher told students that the earth moves.
  3. The teacher told students that the earth moves
2. She said, “Truth always wins”
  1. She said that truth has always won.
  2. She said that truth always wins.
  3. She said that truth always won.
3. The old man said, “God never disappoints a man”
  1. The old man said that God never disappoints a man.
  2. The man said that God never disappointed a man.
  3. The old man said that Gold has never disappointed a man.
4. Mother said, “Success lies in being straight forward.
  1. Mother said that success lied in being straight forward.
  2. Mother said that success lies in being straight forward.
  3. Mother said that success has lied in being straight forward.
5. Father says, “All religions give the message of peace.
  1. Father says that all religions gave the message of peace.
  2. Father said that all religions give the message of peace.
  3. Father said that all religions has given the message of peace.
6. The old lady said, “God helps those who are sincere”
  1. The old lady said that God helped those who were sincere.
  2. The old lady said God helps those who are sincere.
  3. The old lady said that God has helped those who were sincere.
7. The beggar said, “The world is very cruel”
  1. The beggar said that the world is very cruel.
  2. The beggar said that the world was very cruel.
  3. The beggar said that the world has been very cruel.
8. The scientist said, “The sun is a bright star”
  1. The scientist said that the sun was a bright star.
  2. The scientist said that sun had been a bright star.
  3. The scientist said that the sun is a bright star.
9. The doctor says, “The disease eats a man”
  1. The doctor said that disease eats a man.
  2. The doctor says that disease eats a man.
  3. The doctor said that disease will eat a man.
10. She said, “The love is a blind force”
  1. She said that the love was blind force.
  2. She said that the love is a blind force.
  3. She said that the love had been a blind force.

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