Direct and Indirect Speech

Direct and Indirect Speech :

Convert to indirect speech.

1. Renuka said, ‘Mr. Rane is having a tough time managing both his job and his business.’

2. Mrs. Geeta said, ‘Eat wholesome food and exercise to have a healthy and balanced life.’

3. The station manager said, ‘All trains will run only on the fast train tracks.’

4. Mrs. Preeti said, ‘Regular study will make you less stressed and happier.’

5. Viren said, “The salesman verified all the contents while the goods were being dispatched.’

6. Father said, ‘I have checked all the latches and locks of the main door before I went to sleep.’

7. I said, ‘I checked all the arrangements myself to avoid any mix-up.’

8. He said, ‘I take my father’s advice before I take any important decision.’

9. The owner told Mr. Rao, ‘Sir, I am always fair to my employees.’

10. I told my partner, ‘Sorry for this financial mess. I will make up for your losses ultimately.’

11. I said to my friend, ‘Let us take that new route even though it is longer.’

12. The President said, “Let no child be left behind when it comes to good education.’

13. Veena said, ‘Mummy, let me join the dance class in school.’

14. I said, “The taxi driver wants to charge extra for returning without a passenger.’

15. “I know, where you hide all your money,’ I told my friend.

16. “Where were you at the time of the murder?’ asked the policeman.

Change into direct speech.

1. She said that she had won the first prize for Chemistry.

2. The airhostess told the passengers not to take photographs at the airport.

3. My grandfather lovingly wished me success in my venture.

4. He exclaimed that it had been a perfect goal.

5. The mother exclaimed that her daughter had fallen and hurt her knee.

6. He greeted his friend and enquired whether he had fully recovered from his illness.

7. I told mother not to worry about me and that I would be careful while driving.

8. Shilpa requested her father to let her join her friends for the trip to the beach.

9. The preacher urged his audience to respect elders and have respect for all living creatures.

Change these sentences as instructed. This will give you better practices.


  1. A Sentence - 1
  2. A Sentence - 2
  3. A Sentence - 3
  4. The Structure of Sentences
  5. Kinds of Sentences
  6. A Clause and A Phrase
  7. The Noun Clause
  8. The Adjective Clause
  9. The Adverb Clause
  10. Adverb Clauses
  11. Adjective Clauses
  12. Noun Clauses
  13. Three Kinds of Clauses
  14. Sample Sentences with Clauses
  15. Simple Sentences ( Simple Sentence )
  16. Double Sentences
  17. Multiple Sentences
  18. Complex Sentences
  19. Attributive Adjuncts
  20. The Predicate
  21. Adverbial Adjuncts to Verb of Predicate
  22. Analysis of Sentences
  23. Contracted Sentences
  24. Analysis of Double Sentences
  25. Analysis of Multiple Sentences
  26. Rules for Analysing Double Sentences
  27. Rules for Analysing Multiple Sentences
  28. Analysis of Complex Sentences
  29. The Complex Sentences
  30. Analysis of Multiple Sentence
  31. The Transformation of Sentences
  32. Modes of Expressing A Condition in English Grammar
  33. Modes of Expressing A Concessional Clause
  34. Modes of Expressing A Contrasting Clause
  35. Interchange of Degrees of Comparison
  36. Synthesis of Sentences - 1
  37. Synthesis of Sentences - 2
  38. Synthesis of Sentences - 3
  39. The Principal Clause
  40. The Dependent Clause
  41. Verb in The Dependent Clause
  42. Direct Speech and Indirect Speech
  43. Kinds of Sentences
  44. Direct and Indirect Speech
  45. A Sentence without E
  46. Parsed Sentence

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