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100+ Examples of Direct and Indirect Speech PDF Download

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100+ Examples of Direct and Indirect Speech PDF Download

Here is a list of 100+ Examples of Direct and Indirect Speech in English . 100+ Examples of reported speech in english. 100+ Narration Change Exercises.

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Direct and Indirect Speech With Examples


Direct : The trainer said, “Why is everybody late today?”
Indirect : The trainer asked why everybody was late that day.


Direct : The policeman said to the thief, “Where have you kept the stolen goods ?”
Indirect : The policeman asked the thief where he had kept the stolen goods.


Direct : She said to me, “Are you well ?”
Indirect : She asked me if I was well.


Direct : He keeps saying, “I am very lucky.”
Indirect : He keeps saying that he is very lucky.


Direct : The boy said to his friend, “I went to school yesterday.”
Indirect : The boy told his friend that he had gone to school the previous day.


Direct : “What’s your problem ?” said the doctor to the patient.
Indirect : The doctor asked the patient what his problem was.


Direct : The girl said, “Hurrah ! I have won the debate competition.”
Indirect : The girl exclaimed with joy that she had won the debate competition.


Direct : “Are cherry seeds lucky?” asked Rakesh.
Indirect : Rakesh asked if / whether cherry seeds were lucky.


Direct : “Climb up ! little boy,” said the tree.
Indirect : The tree encouraged the little boy to climb up.


Direct : They said, “They have taken exercise.”
Indirect : They said that they had taken exercise.


Direct : “How did you get here, child ?” asked the man.
Indirect : The man asked the child how he had got there.


Direct : The teacher said to his students, “You must love your motherland.”
Indirect : The teacher told his students that they must love their motherland.


Direct : The teacher said, “Man is mortal.”
Indirect : The teacher said that Mar is mortal.


Direct : “Let’s sit down here and talk the matter over, said Sir Davy to Faraday.
Indirect : Sir Davy suggested Faraday that they should sit down there and talk over the matter.


Direct : I said to him, “May you be happy.”
Indirect : I wished that he might be happy.


Direct : Rahul asked Dipa, “Will you go to school today?”
Indirect : Rahul asked Dipa if she would go to school that day.


Direct : Rita said to Ayesha, “Please give me a glass of water.”
Indirect : Rita requested Ayesha to give her a glass of water.


Direct : The old man told the little girl, “May you be happy!”
Indirect : The old man wished that the little girl might be happy.


Direct : “You are half an hour late,” Samuel said.
Indirect : Samuel said that he was half an hour late.


Direct : I haven’t seen George recently.
Indirect : She said that she hadn’t seen George recently.


Direct : Hena said to me, “Are you going to Agra?”
Indirect : Hena asked me if I was going to Agra.


Direct : The police officer said, “Did you meet your brother this month?”
Indirect : The police officer asked if he had met his brother that month.


Direct : The boy said to his friend, “Why didn’t you come to school yesterday?”
Indirect : The boy asked his friend why he had not gone to school the previous day.


Direct : Amina said, “I take five cups of tea everyday.”
Indirect : Amina said that she takes five cups of tea everyday.


Direct : “I have not done my homework, Sir,” Swami said.
Indirect : Swami informed his teacher that he had not done his homework.


Direct : “Please give him the money Sethji,” the rest of the compartment said.
Indirect : The rest of the compartment requested Sethji to give him the money.


Direct : She said, “I have your secret here inside my little bag.”
Indirect : She said that she had his secret there inside her little bag.


Direct : My mother said to me, “Do not waste time.”
Indirect : My mother advised me not to waste time.


Direct : He said, “I am a football player.”
Indirect : He said that he was a football player.


Direct : The saint said to the warriors, “Shed no blood.”
Indirect : The saint told the warriors not to shed blood.


Direct : Mr Dey said to his son, “Did you work out the sum?”
Indirect : Mr Dey asked his son if he had worked out the sum.


Direct : The boys said, “Let us go on a tour.”
Indirect : The boys proposed that they should go on a tour.


Direct : Mark said, “Bill needs a pencil.”
Indirect : Mark said that Bill needed a pencil.


Direct : My friend said to me, “Have you finished your homework?”
Indirect : My friend asked me if I had finished my homework.


Direct : My father said to me, “Have you read Sarat Chandra’s novel ‘Srikanta’?”
Indirect : My father asked me if I had read Sarat Chandra’s novel ‘Srikanta’.


Direct : The master said to the servant, “Where were you before?”
Indirect : The master asked the servant where he had been before.


Direct : He said, “Who knew that this would happen!”
Indirect : He exclaimed in grief that it had not known to anybody that that would happen.


Direct : “Have you written anything about our teacher, Samuel?” Swami said to his father apprehensively.
Indirect : Swami asked his father apprehensively if he had written anything about their teacher, Samuel.


Direct : I asked my brother, “Are you going to school today?”
Indirect : I asked my brother if he was going to school that day.


Direct : The children used to say, “How happy we were there!”
Indirect : The children would say how happy they had been there.


Direct : I was walking along the Street.
Indirect : He said he had been walking along the Street.


Direct : May I go out?
Indirect : She wanted to know if she might go out.


Direct : Swami thought, “You don’t know what my father has done to you.”
Indirect : Swami thought that Samuel did not know what his father had done to him.


Direct : The student said to the teacher, “The rain was falling heavily yesterday.”
Indirect : The student informed the teacher that the rain had been falling heavily the previous day.


Direct : My father told me, “Do not neglect your studies.”
Indirect : My father advised me not to neglect my studies.


Direct : Joe said to his friend, “Please wait here till I return.”
Indirect : Joe requested his friend to wait there till he returned.


Direct : Now someone said to Bhola Grandpa, “What are you gripping?”
Indirect : Then someone asked Bhola Grandpa what he was gripping.


Direct : The old man said to the girl, “May you be happy.”
Indirect : The old man wished that the girl might be happy.


Direct : The Minister said, “There will be no growth this year.”
Indirect : The Minister said that there will be no growth this year.


Direct : I was sleeping when Mary called.
Indirect : He said that he had been sleeping when Mary called.


Direct : “Oh, you, poor man!” Swami thought of Samuel, “you don’t know what my father has done to you.”
Indirect : Swami pitied Samuel and said that he did not know what his father had done to him.


Direct : “What have you written, Father?” Swami asked apprehensively.
Indirect : Swami asked his father apprehensively what he had written.


Direct : My mother said, “You can come with me only if you return home by five o’clock.”
Indirect : My mother said that I could go with her only if I returned home by five o’clock.


Direct : She said to ine, “Where do you live?”
Indirect : She asked me where I lived.


Direct : “How did you get here, child?” asked the man.
Indirect : The man asked the child how he/she had got there.


Direct : I have been to France, she told me.
Indirect : She told me that she had been to France.


Direct : He said to nny brother, “Speak the truth.”
Indirect : He ordered my brother to speak the truth.


Direct : He said, “Congratulations! Keep it up.”
Indirect : He congratulated me and told me to keep it up.


Direct : The teacher said to the students, “We must feel what other’s feel.”
Indirect : The teacher advised the students that they must feel what others feel.


Direct : The man said to the girl, “Why are you shouting?”
Indirect : The man asked the girl why she was shouting.


Direct : “Ow!” says the guest, “The cat stuck his claws into me!”
Indirect : The guest exclaims in pain that the cat stuck his claws into him.


Direct : The teacher said to the boys, “Don’t make any noise.”
Indirect : The teacher ordered the boys not to make any noise.


Direct : Father said to his son, “Don’t keep evil company.”
Indirect : Father ordered his son not to keep evil company.


Direct : It is too late.
Indirect : I said it was too late.


Direct : He said, “Let me have a cup of a tea, please.”
Indirect : He requested to let him have a cup of tea.


Direct : My friend said to me, “Have a nice journey!”
Indirect : My friend wished me a nice journey.


Direct : He said to me, “Do you think I am a fool?”
Indirect : He asked me if I thought him to be a fool.


Direct : I like ice cream.
Indirect : He said that he liked ice cream.


Direct : The Giant said, “How selfish I have been!”
Indirect : The Giant exclaimed with regret that he had been very selfish.


Direct : She said, “I saw this man long ago.”
Indirect : She said that she had seen that man long before.


Direct : We can communicate smoothly.
Indirect : They said that they could communicate smothly.


Direct : The boy said to his father, “I shall do good work for our country.”
Indirect : The boy told his father that he would do good work for his country.


Direct : Isaid to him, “Do not do it.”
Indirect : I told him not to do it.


Direct : He said, “What a forgetful creature I am!”
Indirect : He exclaimed with regret that he was a forgetful creature.


Direct : He said, “I was teaching earlier.”
Indirect : He said he had been teaching earlier.


Direct : Amrita said to you, “May God give you some respite.”
Indirect : Amrita told you that God might give you some respite.


Direct : “How cruel he is!” said the little boy.
Indirect : The little boy exclaimed that the man was very cruel.


Direct : He said to me, “Let us go out for a picnic.”
Indirect : He proposed to me that we should go out for a picnic.


Direct : “I am sorry I was rude to you,” said Kiron to Ravi.
Indirect : Ravi apologised to Kiron saying that he had been rude to her.


Direct : “Do you want to know what became of your kite?”
Indirect : He asked whether I wanted to know what had become of my kite.


Direct : Abir said to her, “Please leave me alone.”
Indirect : Abir requested her to leave him alone.


Direct : He said to her, “I cannot recall your name.”
Indirect : He told her that he could not recall her name.


Direct : Are you living here?
Indirect : He asked me if I was living here.


Direct : The priest said to the boy, “May God bless you my child.”
Indirect : The priest wished that God might bless the boy.


Direct : Philippa Leete said, “One day there was a grand wind for kite-flying.”
Indirect : Philippa Leete said that one day there had been a grand wind for kite- flying.


Direct : She said, “I’ve missed my train.”
Indirect : She said that she’d missed her train.


Direct : She said, “Dear boy, don’t be so upset.”
Indirect : Addressing the boy as dear, she told him not to be so upset.


Direct : My mother said to me, “May you have peace and prosperity in your life.”
Indirect : My mother wished that I might have peace and prosperity in my life.


Direct : The boy said, “How nice the bird is!”
Indirect : The boy exclaimed with joy that the bird was very nice.


Direct : The boy said, “How beautiful is Kanchenjunga.”
Indirect : The boy exclaimed with joy that Kanchenjunga is very beautiful.


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