Verbal Ability Direct and Indirect Speech Questions & Answers - 1

Question: 1

He said to his friend, ‘Please lend me your book.’

(A) He ordered his friend to lend him his book.

(B) He asked his friend to lend him his book.

(C) He advised his friend to please lend me his book.

(D) He requested his friend to lend him his book.

Ans: D

He requested his friend to lend him his book.

Question: 2

I said to my friend, ‘Can you swim’?

(A) I asked my friend whether he could swim.

(B) I asked my friend whether he can be swim.

(C) I asked my friend whether he can swim.

(D) I asked my friend whether he could be swim.

Ans: A

I asked my friend whether he could swim.

Question: 3

I said, ‘I am leaving for Delhi.’

(A) I said that I was leaving for Delhi.

(B) I said that I have been leaving for Delhi.

(C) I said that he was leaving for Delhi.

(D) I said that he is leaving for Delhi.

Ans: A

I said that I was leaving for Delhi.

Question: 4

She said, ‘I am coming just now.’

(A) She said that I was coming just then.

(B) She told that she has been coming just then.

(C) She said that she is coming just now.

(D) She said that she was coming just then.

Ans: D

She said that she was coming just then.

Question: 5

I said, ‘How quick you are!’

(A) I exclaimed that he is very quick.

(B) I exclaimed that he was very quick.

(C) I exclaimed that you were very quick.

(D) I exclaimed that he has been very quick.

Ans: B

I exclaimed that he was very quick.

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