Direct Question into Indirect Question



Direct Question into Indirect Question :



It is a good deal with indirect speech when we report what was said, we usually use a verb of saying in the past tense. It may be noted that many more changes are required.

1. Balu says, “It is raining heavily.”
Balu said that it was raining heavily.

2. Mr. Hari says, “I have broken my leg.”
Mr. Hari said that he had broken his leg.

3. I say to my son, “You have mended it very well.”
I told my son that he had mended it very well.

4. Jane says to me, “I am sorry you can't play.”
Jane told me she was sorry I couldn't play.

5. Durai says to Kamal, “I have been waiting here for you nearly an hour.”
Durai told Kamal that he had been waiting there for her nearly an hour.

6. “I have found it as last", said Banu.
Banu said that she had found it at last.

7. “I like your dress. Mary", said Mala.
Mala told Mary that she liked her dress.

8. "I may see her later", Samuel told us.
Samuel told us that he might see her later.

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9. "Where did your brother find it?" Ram asked Singh.
Ram asked Singh where his brother had found it.

10. Janaki often asks her children, "Have you washed your hands?''
Janaki often asks her children if they have washed their hands.

11. "Would you like to go for a walk?" I will say this to my wife tomorrow.
I will ask my wife tomorrow if she would like to go for a walk.

12. "Can you swim far under the water?" I have just asked my friend this.
I have just asked my friend whether he can swim far under the water.

13. 'Did Jack look hot when you met him?" Miss Mary has just asked me.
Miss. Mary has just asked me whether Jack looked hot when I met him.

14. "Do you often come here for lunch" I shall ask Mr. Adam this on Monday.
I shall ask Mr. Adam on Monday whether he often comes here for lunch.

15. “Will you come to this function?” she asks me now.
She asks me now that whether I will come to the function.

16. “They have gone to Delhi to meet their parents,” I told my brother.
I told my brother that they had gone to Delhi to meet their parents.

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