Direct/Indirect narration Questions For SSC GD

Important Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration Questions with Answers For SSC GD

Directions (1–14) :

In the following questions, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect Speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.

1. He said, “Ravi, why are you sounding so depressed today?”

 (1) He asked Ravi why did he sound so depressed that day.

 (2) He asked Ravi why he was sounding so depressed that day.

 (3) He told Ravi why he sounded so depressed today.

 (4) He asked Ravi that why was he sounding so depressed that day.

 (2) He asked Ravi why he was sounding so depressed that day.

2. He asked me, “What time will the sun set tomorrow ?”

 (1) He asked me what time does the sun set the next day.

 (2) He asked me what time the sun would set tomorrow.

 (3) He asked me what time the sun would set the next day.

 (4) He asked me what time would the sun set the next day.

 (3) He asked me what time the sun would set the next day.

3. “Tinu, where have you been all these days ?” asked the Principal.

 (1) The Principal asked Tinu where he had been all those days.

 (2) The Principal asked Tinu where he has been all those days.

 (3) The Principal asked Tinu where had he been all those days.

 (4) The Principal asked to Tinu where was he all those days.

 (1) The Principal asked Tinu where he had been all those days.

 4. “Have you finished your assignment, Minu ?” said her brother.

 (1) Minu’s brother asked Minu if you have finished your assignment.

 (2) Minu’s brother said to Minu if she had finished her assignment.

 (3) Minu’s brother asked her if she had finished her assignment.

 (4) Minu’s brother asked Minu if she has finished her assignment

 (3) Minu’s brother asked her if she had finished her assignment.

 5. He says, “I go for a walk every morning.”

  (1) He says that he goes for a walk every morning.

  (2) He said that he used to go for a walk every morning

  (3) He said that he goes for a walk every morning.

  (4) He says he went for a walk every morning.

  (1) He says that he goes for a walk every morning.

6. The Principal said, “Why didn’t you attend the flag hoisting ceremony, Anuj ?”

 (1) The Principal asked Anuj why hadn’t he attended the flag hoisting ceremony.

 (2) The Principal asked to Anuj why he hadn’t attended the flag hoisting ceremony.

 (3) The Principal asked Anuj why didn’t he attend the flag hoisting ceremony.

 (4) The Principal asked Anuj why he didn’t attend the flag hoisting ceremony.

(2) The Principal asked to Anuj why he hadn’t attended the flag hoisting ceremony.

7. I said to him, “Where have you lost the pen I brought for you yesterday ?”

 (1) I asked him where he had lost the pen I had brought him yesterday.

 (2) I asked him where he had lost the pen I have brought for him the previous day.

 (3) I asked him where he had lost the pen I had brought for him the previous day.

 (4) I asked him where had he lost the pen I had brought him the previous day.

 (3) I asked him where he had lost the pen I had brought for him the previous day.

8. He said, “Garima wants to take up a job while her husband wants her to look after the family.”

 (1) He said that Garima wanted to take up a job while her husband wanted her to look after the family.

 (2) He said that Garima wants to take up a job while her husband wanted her to look after the family.

 (3) He told that Garima wanted to take up a job while her husband wants her to look after the family.

 (4) He said to Garima that though she wanted to take up a job while her husband wanted her to look after the family.

 (1) He said that Garima wanted to take up a job while her husband wanted her to look after the family.

9. She said, “When I was a child, I wasn’t afraid of ghosts.”

 (1) She said that when she was a child she wasn’t not afraid of ghosts.

 (2) She said that when she was a child she hadn’t been afraid of ghosts.

 (3) She said that when she was a child she wasn’t afraid of ghosts.

 (4) She said that when she had been a child she wasn’t afraid of ghosts.

 (3) She said that when she was a child she wasn’t afraid of ghosts.

10. He said, “Reena, do you want to buy a house in Noida ?”

 (1) He told Reena if she wanted to buy a house in Noida.

 (2) He asked that did she want to buy a house in Noida.

 (3) He asked Reena if she wants to buy a house in Noida.

 (4) He asked Reena if she wanted to buy a house in Noida.

(3) He asked Reena if she wants to buy a house in Noida.

11. I said to my friend, “Can I borrow your dictionary for one day?”

 (1) I asked my friend if I could borrow his dictionary for one day.

 (2) I asked my friend if I could borrow your dictionary for one day.

 (3) I asked my friend if I can borrow his dictionary for one day.

 (4) I asked my friend that if I can borrow his dictionary for one day.

 (1) I asked my friend if I could borrow his dictionary for one day.

 12. He said, “Let Hari come with us, mother. I’ll take care of him”

 (1) He requested his mother to let Hari come with them as he will take care of him.

 (2) He informed his mother to let Hari come with them as he would take care of him.

 (3) He told his mother to let Hari come with them as he would take care of him.

 (4) He told to his mother let Hari come with us as he would take care of him.

 (3) He told his mother to let Hari come with them as he would take care of him.

13. “No,” said the child, “I won’t kneel, for if I do, I shall spoil my new pair of trousers.”

 (1) The child said that he would not kneel for if he did so he will spoil his new pair of trousers.

 (2) The child said that he will not kneel for if he kneels he will spoil his new pair of trousers.

 (3) The child said that he would not kneel for if he did so he would spoil his new pair of trousers.

 (4) The child said that I will not kneel for if he did kneel, he should spoil his new pair of trousers.

 (3) The child said that he would not kneel for if he did so he would spoil his new pair of trousers.

14. The chairman of the selection committee said, “We shall finalise the rest of our team after we have selected the skipper.”

 (1) The chairman of the selection committee told that they would finalise the rest of our team after we have selected the skipper.

 (2) The chairman of the selection committee said that we would finalise the rest of our team after we have selected the skipper.

 (3) The chairman of the selection committee said that they would finalise the rest of their team after they selected the skipper.

 (4) The chairman of the selection committee said that they would finalise the rest of their team after they had selected the skipper.

 (4) The chairman of the selection committee said that they would finalise the rest of their team after they had selected the skipper.

Directions (15-25) :

In the folloqing questions, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect form. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct form.

15. “May you live long and prosper”, said the old lady to her son.

 (1) The old lady blessed her son with long life and wished him prosperity.

 (2) The old lady prayed for her son’s long life and prosperity.

 (3) The old lady prayed for her son and said that he might live long and prosper.

 (4) The old lady blessed her son and prayed for his long life and prosperity.

 (3) The old lady prayed for her son and said that he might live long and prosper.

16. “Many happy returns of your birthday”, we said.

 (1) We greeted him on his birthday.

 (2) We said that many happy returns of your birthday.

 (3) We wished him many happy returns of his birthday.

 (4) We prayed for many happy returns of his birthday.

 (3) We wished him many happy returns of his birthday.

17. “Fie! a soldier and afraid of fighting!” said Babar.

 (1) Babar exclaimed with surprise that a soldier should be afraid of fighting.

 (2) Addressing a soldier, Babar cursed him that he should be afraid of fighting.

 (3) Babar cursed the soldier who was afraid of fighting.

 (4) Babar cursed and exclaimed that a soldier should not be afraid of fighting.

 (4) Babar cursed and exclaimed that a soldier should not be afraid of fighting.

18. He said to Sita, “When do you intend to pay back the money you borrowed from me ?”

 (1) He enquired Sita when did she intend to pay back the money she borrowed from him.

 (2) He enquired Sita when she intended to pay back the money she borrowed from him.

 (3) He enquired Sita when she intended to pay back the money she had borrowed from him.

 (4) He enquired when Sita intended to pay back the money she borrowed from him.

 (3) He enquired Sita when she intended to pay back the money she had borrowed from him.

19. “So help me Heaven! “he cried, “I will never steal again”.

 (1) He wanted Heaven to help him so that he would never steal again.

 (2) He exclaimed to Heaven that he would never steal again.

 (3) He exclaimed Heaven to help him that he would never steal again.

 (4) He called upon Heaven to witness his resolve never to steal again.

 (4) He called upon Heaven to witness his resolve never to steal again.

20. She said, “I’ll give you 100 to keep your mouth shut.”

 (1) She said that she would give him 100 to keep his mouth shut.

 (2) She offered him 100 to keep his mouth shut.

 (3) She suggested to him that she would give him 100 to keep his mouth shut.

 (4) She proposed that she would give him 100 to keep his mouth shut.

 (4) She proposed that she would give him 100 to keep his mouth shut.

21. “Doctor”, the patient cried, please tell me how much time I have.”

 (1) The patient pleaded the doctor how much time she will have.

 (2) The patient exclaimed to the doctor that how much time she had.

 (3) The patient pleaded with the doctor to tell her how much time she had.

 (4) The patient cried to the doctor that how much time had she.

 (3) The patient pleaded with the doctor to tell her how much time she had.

22. “Let’s give a party”, said Jaya. “Let’s not,” said her husband.

 (1) Jaya suggested giving a party but her husband answered in the negative.

 (2) Jaya suggested giving a party but her husband opposed the idea.

 (3) Jaya suggested giving a party but her husband contradicted her.

 (4) Jaya suggested giving a party but her husband refused.

 (2) Jaya suggested giving a party but her husband opposed the idea.

23. He said to her, “Did it shake you up as much as it shook me ?”

 (1) He asked her if it had shaken her up as much as it shook him.

 (2) He enquired of her if it shook her up as it shook him.

 (3) He enquired of her if it shook her up as much as it had shaken him.

 (4) He asked her if it had shaken her up as it had shaken him.

 (4) He asked her if it had shaken her up as it had shaken him.

24. The Chief Minister said, “What a disaster the earthquake is!”

 (1) The Chief Minister cried that the earthquake was a terrible disaster.

 (2) The Chief Minister expressed with surprise that the earthquake was a terrible disaster.

 (3) The Chief Minister exclaimed with sorrow that the earthquake was a terrible disaster.

 (4) The Chief Minister told in pain that the earthquake was a terrible disaster.

 (3) The Chief Minister exclaimed with sorrow that the earthquake was a terrible disaster.

25. I said to her, “All your faults will be pardoned if you confess them.”

 (1) I told her that all her faults will be pardoned if you confess them.

 (2) I told her that all her faults would be pardoned if she confessed them.

 (3) I told her that all her faults will have to be pardoned if she confessed them.

 (4) I told her that all her faults would have to be pardoned if she confessed them.

 (2) I told her that all her faults would be pardoned if she confessed them.

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