Do practice converting Direct Speech Interrogative sentences into Indirect Speech. The exercises are based on both types of Questions – Starting with an Auxiliary Verb and the other type starting with a Q Word. Try to first attempt yourself then see the answers given in the last of every set of questions.
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I – Interrogative Sentences – Yes/No Type (Questions starts with an auxiliary verb)
See Some Examples before attempting Practice Exercises
Direct speech: “Are you the one who stole the money?”
Indirect speech: He asked if I was the one who had stolen the money.
Direct speech: “What are you doing here at this time?”
Indirect speech: She asked what I was doing there at that time.
Direct speech: “Have you ever been to Europe before?”
Indirect speech: He asked if I had ever been to Europe before.
Direct speech: “Who taught you how to play the guitar so well?”
Indirect speech: She asked me who had taught me how to play the guitar so well.
Direct speech: “Why did you leave your previous job?”
Indirect speech: He asked me why I had left my previous job.
Q. Change the following sentences into Indirect Speech.
1. “Are there any more files?” He asked. “Yes, sir,” said the peon.
2. The teacher said to Rena, “Did you break the window pane?” “No, sir,” said Reena, “I did not.”
3. “If you find my answers satisfactory, will you give me five rupees?” said the astrologer. “No,” replied the customer.
4. I said to him, “Do you want to go to Delhi?” He said, “No, sir.”
5. Rahul said to me, “Does Mohit still play?” I said, “Yes, sir.”
6. Malik said to her, “Has Sara invited you to dinner?”
7. I said to her, “Did you enjoy the film?” She said, “No, sir.”
8. Sachin said, “Sonam, do you see what I see?” Sonam said, “Yes.”
9. He said, “Do you not like it?” She said, “Yes.”
10. She said to me, “Shall we ever see each other again?” I said, “Perhaps, never.”
1. He asked the peon if there were any more files. The peon replied respectfully in the affirmative.
2. The teacher asked Reena if she had broken the window pane. Reena replied respectfully that she had not done it.
3. The astrologer asked the customer if he would give him five rupees if he found his answers satisfactory. The customer replied in negative.
4. I asked him if he wanted to go to Delhi and he replied respectfully in negative.
5. Rahul asked me if Mohit still played and I replied respectfully in positive.
6. Malik asked her if Sara had invited her to dinner.
7. I asked her if she had enjoyed the film. She replied respectfully in negative.
8. Sachin asked Sonam if she saw what he saw. She replied in affirmative.
9. He asked if she did not like that and she replied in affirmative.
10. She asked me if we would ever see each other again but I replied that we would perhaps never.
II – Interrogative Sentences – Q. Word Type (Question begins with a Q. Word)
Q. Change the following sentences into indirect speech.
1. He said to me, “Whom does she want to contact?”
2. They said to her, “Whose house are you purchasing?”
3. You said to him “Why are you making mischief?”
4. They said to us, “How have you solved this sum?”
5. We said to them, “Who has misguided you?”
6. They said to him, “Where have you been wandering since yesterday?”
7. She said to me, “Why were you hiding today?”
8. Raja said to us, “When do you expect to see me again?”
9. He said to her, “What shall I be offering you with tea?”
10. We said to them, “When shall we have paid you a visit?”
1. He asked me whom she wanted to contact.
2. They asked her whose house she was purchasing.
3. You asked him why he was making mischief.
4. They asked us how we had solved that sum.
5. We asked them who had misguided them.
6. They asked him where he had been wandering since the previous day.
7. She asked me why I had been hiding that day.
8. Raja asked us when we expected to see him again.
9. He asked her what he would be offering her with tea.
10. We asked them when we would have paid them a visit.
Miscellaneous Exercises on Interrogative Sentences
I. Change the following sentences into Indirect Speech.
- “What is your name?” asked the teacher. Indirect speech:
- “Where did you go yesterday?” she asked me. Indirect speech:
- “Are you feeling better now?” he asked her. Indirect speech: .
- “Will you come with me?” he asked her. Indirect speech: .
- “Why did you break the vase?” he asked his son. Indirect speech:
- “What are you doing here?” asked John.
- “Have you finished your homework?” the teacher asked.
- “Why did you leave the party so early?” she asked
- “Are you going to the concert tonight?” Tom asked.
- “Where did you put my phone?” asked Sarah.
- The teacher asked me what my name was.
- She asked me where I had gone the previous day.
- He asked her if she was feeling better then
- He asked her if she would go with him
- He asked his son why he had broken the vase.
- John asked what I was doing there.
- The teacher asked if I had finished my homework.
- She asked why I had left the party so early.
- Tom asked if I was going to the concert that night.
- Sarah asked where I had put her phone.
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