Direct and Indirect Speech SSC CGL PRE 2020

Direct and Indirect Speech SSC CGL PRE 2020

Direct & Indirect Speech

Direction: Select the option that expresses the given sentence in Direct/Indirect Speech.

1.    “Everything is going to be alright,” said the doctor.

       (a) The doctor said that everything will be alright.

       (b) The doctor said that everything was going to be alright.

       (c) The doctor said that everything is going to be alright.

       (d) The doctor said that everything are going to be alright.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 13.08.2021 Shift-1)

2.    “Is he alright now?” I asked my neighbour’s wife about her husband, Mr. Gulyani.           

       (a) I asked Mrs. Gulyani, my neighbour's wife, if her husband had become alright then.

       (b) I asked Mrs. Gulyani, my neighbour's wife, if your husband will be alright now.

       (c) I asked Mrs. Gulyani, my neighbour's wife, if her husband is alright now.

       (d) I asked Mrs. Gulyani, my neighbour's wife, if her husband was alright then.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 13.08.2021 Shift-2)

3.    “Read the instructions before you start making the dish,” Deepa's mother said to her.

       (a) Deepa's mother told to her to read the instructions before you start making the dish.

       (b) Deepa's mother told her to read the instructions before you had made the dish.

       (c) Deepa's mother said her to read the instructions before she start making the dish.

       (d) Deepa's mother told her to read the instructions before she started making the dish.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 13.08.2021 Shift-3)

4.    "Whom did you see at the shopping mall today?” I asked my daughter.

       (a) I asked my daughter whom she had seen at the shopping mall that day.

       (b) I asked my daughter that whom she saw at the shopping mall on that day.

       (c) I asked my daughter who she has seen at the shopping mall today.

       (d) I asked my daughter that whom did she saw at the shopping mall that day.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 16.08.2021 Shift-1)

5.    The teacher said, “Man is mortal.”

       (a) The teacher instructed that man was mortal.

       (b) The teacher said that men were mortal.

       (c) The teacher said that man was mortal.

       (d) The teacher said that man is mortal.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 16.08.2021 Shift-2)



6.    "Is the door closed?" Alka asked Tarun.

       (a) Alka asked Tarun whether she closed the door.

       (b) Alka asked Tarun is the door close.

       (c) Alka asked Tarun if the door is closed.

       (d) Alka asked Tarun whether the door was closed.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 16.08.2021 Shift-3)

7.    “How beautiful she is!” said Betty.

       (a) Betty exclaimed with joy how beautiful she is.

       (b) Betty exclaimed with joy she is very beautiful.

       (c) Betty exclaimed with joy that she was very beautiful.

       (d) Betty exclaimed with joy how beautiful she was.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 17.08.2021 Shift-1)

8.    "I'll see you later," she said.

       (a) She said that she would see me later.

       (b) She said that she will be able to see you later.

       (c) She said that she will see you later.

       (d) She said that she would be seeing me later.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 17.08.2021 Shift-2)

9.    “I will work hard to get the first rank in class,” said Rohan.

       (a) Rohan said that he ought to work hard to get the first rank in class.

       (b) Rohan said that he would work hard to get the first rank in class.

       (c) Rohan said that he should work hard to get the first rank in class.

       (d) Rohan said that he could work hard to get the first rank in class.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 17.08.2021 Shift-3)

10.  Sneha said to me, “I was watching TV.”

       (a) Sneha told me that I was watching TV.

       (b) Sneha told me that she had been watching TV.

       (c) Sneha said to me that I was watching TV.

       (d) Sneha told me that she was watching TV.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 18.08.2021 Shift-1)

11.  The policeman said, “It is clear that this is the work of a professional robber”.

       (a) The policeman said that it had been clearly the work of a professional robber.

       (b) The policeman said that it must be clear that this was the work of a professional robber.

       (c) The policeman said that it was clear that that was the work of a professional robber.

       (d) The policeman said it was clear that is the work of a professional robber.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 18.08.2021 Shift-2)

12.  Raj said to his friend, “Please help me in this task.”

       (a) Raj requested his friend to help him in that task.

       (b) Raj ordered his friend to help him in this task.

       (c) Raj said to his friend please help me in this task.

       (d) Raj threatened his friend to help him in this task.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 18.08.2021 Shift-3)

13.  The professor said to the media persons, “From our research we have come to the conclusion that there is life on that planet.”

       (a) The professor said to the media persons from our research you had come to the conclusion that there was life on that planet.

       (b) The professor told to the media persons that from your research you have come to the conclusion that there is life on that planet.

       (c) The professor said to the media persons that from their research they had come to the conclusion that there was life on that planet.

       (d) The professor informed the media persons that from our research we have come to the conclusion that there had been life on that planet.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 20.08.2021 Shift-1)

14.  Kamal said, “I have done my work.”

       (a) Kamal said that he had done his work.

       (b) Kamal said that I have done my work.

       (c) Kamal said I have done my work.

       (d) Kamal said that he has done his work.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 20.08.2021 Shift-2)

15.  The French scientist said, “I want to study how bees and wasps find their way home.”

       (a) The French scientist said that he wanted to study how bees and wasps found their way home.

       (b) The French scientist said that he wants to study how bees and wasps found your way home.

       (c) The French scientist said that I wanted to study how bees and wasps find their way home.

       (d) The French scientist said that I want to study how bees and wasps found their way home.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 20.08.2021 Shift-3)

16.  The counter clerk asked the visitor, “What is your name?”

       (a) The counter clerk asks the visitor your name.

       (b) The counter clerk has asked the visitor his name.

       (c) The counter clerk is asking the visitor your name.

       (d) The counter clerk asked the visitor his name.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 23.08.2021 Shift-1)

17.  “Alas, I have broken my brother’s watch!” said he.

       (a) He exclaimed with sorrow that he had broken his brother’s watch.

       (b) He exclaimed with sorrow I have broken my brother’s watch.

       (c) He exclaimed with sorrow that he may have broken his brother’s watch.

       (d) He exclaimed with sorrow that he has broken his brother’s watch.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 23.08.2021 Shift-2)

18.  Kruti asked Gopal, “Have you heard the news about the inauguration of the new bridge?”

       (a) Kruti asked Gopal if he had heard the news about the inauguration of the new bridge.

       (b) Kruti asked to Gopal you have heard the news about the inauguration of the new bridge.

       (c) Kruti asked Gopal if you have hear the news about the inauguration of the new bridge.

       (d) Kruti asked Gopal if they have heard the news about the inauguration of the new bridge.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 23.08.2021 Shift-3)

19.  "I live in Mumbai," she said.

       (a) She said that she has been living in Mumbai.

       (b) She said that she had been living in Mumbai.

       (c) She says that she was living in Mumbai.

       (d) She said that she lived in Mumbai.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 24.08.2021 Shift-1)

20.  He said to me, "It was raining all day."

       (a) He told me that it had been raining all day.

       (b) He told me it is raining all day.

       (c) He told me it was raining all day.

       (d) He told me it has been raining all day.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 24.08.2021 Shift-2)

21.  Nelson said, “I was playing cricket.”

       (a) Nelson said that he was playing cricket.

       (b) Nelson said I was playing cricket.

       (c) Nelson said that I was playing cricket.

       (d) Nelson said that he had been playing cricket.

(SSC CGL PRE 2020, 24.08.2021 Shift-3)

 

Answer Key

 

Answer Key

1

b

2

d

3

d

4

a

5

d

6

d

7

c

8

a

9

b

10

b

11

c

12

a

13

c

14

a

15

a

16

d

17

a

18

a

19

d

20

a

21

d