Reported Speech Practice Questions CBSE Class 10 Grammar

Reporting the narration is done two ways – Direct or Indirect. The CBSE Class 10 Gramar syllabus includes this reporting in dialogue forms. After that an exercise with blanks to be filled to transform the whole conversation in indirect form. Here are given practice exercises to help practice Reporting Speeches given in the syllabus of class 10 grammar.


Reported Speech Questions and Answers CBSE Class 10


Q. Read the following conversation and complete the passage that follows.

Mohan: I’ve been watching the sea and there hasn’t been any trace of a ship.
Vineet: I told you yesterday too that we’ll be rescued, so have patience.
Mohan: Why do you ask me to keep quiet whenever I say something?
Vineet: Have you ever said anything sensible?

Mohan said (a) ………. Vineet replied (b) …….  and so asked him to have patience. Mohan angrily asked Dileep (c) ………… to which Ralph wanted to know (d) ……………….

Answer:

a) that he had been watching the sea and that there had not been any trace of a ship
b) that he had told him the day before that they would be rescued
c) why he asked him to keep quiet whenever he said something
d) if he had ever said anything sensible

Q. Read the following conversation and complete the passage that follows.

Peter: I don’t feel well today.
Reyan: What can I help you, Sir?
Peter: Can you take me to the doctor?
Rayan: Yes, Sir.

Peter told the Rayan (a) …………………. Reyan asked respectfully (b) …………. Peter asked the Reyan (c) ………. . Peter replied in the affirmative.

Answer: 

a) that he did not feel well that day
b) what he could help him
c) if he could take him to the doctor

Q. Read the following conversation and complete the passage that follows.

Reena: Have you seen ‘Three Idiots’?
Rakesh: I saw them yesterday in my class.
Reena: I was talking about the movie.
Rakesh: I thought that you were talking about the three idiots in the class.

Reena asked Rakesh (a) …………… ‘Three Idiots’. Rakesh replied that (b) ……………. lass. Reena further said that (c) …………………. Rakesh replied that (d) ………………. in the class.

Answer: 

a) if he had seen
b) he had seen them the day before in his
c) she had been talking about the movie
d) he had thought that she has been talking about the three idiots.

Q. Read the following conversation and complete the passage that follows.

Subham: I have lost my wallet.
Inspector: How did you lose it?
Subham: My pocket was picked.
Inspector: Where did it happen?
Subham: In the local market, Sir.

Subham reported to the inspector (a) …………. lost his wallet. The inspector asked him (a) …………. Subham replied (c) ……………. The inspector further (d) …………. Subham respectfully replied that it has happened in the local market.

Answer: 

a) that he had
b) how he had lost it
c) that his pocket had been picked
d) asked him where it had happened

Q. Read the following conversation and complete the passage that follows.

Susan: Why have you not brought my party dress?
Jenny: I haven’t brought it because I had gone to my uncle’s house with my parents, so I forgot to keep it.
Susan: Don’t give me silly excuses. I want to know the truth.
Jenny: I am sorry Susan. I was chatting with my friends till late. I forgot that you needed it urgently today.

Susan asked Jenny (a)………….. Jenny said that she (b) ……….. Susan (c) …………. Jenny said that she was sorry and further added that she was chatting with her friends till late and she had forgotten that Jenny needed it urgently that day.

Answer: 

a) why she had not brought her party dress
b) hadn’t brought it as she had gone to her uncle’s house with her parents; so she had forgotten to keep it.
c) told her not to give silly excuses and further said that she wanted to know the truth.

Q. Read the following conversation and complete the passage that follows.

Sanjay: I am surprised to see you here in Delhi. When did you come?
Madan: I came here yesterday. I have been offered a job here.

Sanjay told Madan (a) ……. and asked (b) ………. Madan replied that he had come there the previous day and added that (c) ………. .

Answer: 

a) that he was surprised to see him there in Delhi
b) when he had come
c) he had been offered a job there


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