Practice Set for Direct & Indirect Speech / Narration – 1

In this post we are providing you the Practice Set 1 for the use of Narration / Direct and Indirect Speech keeping in view the upcoming Written exams.

Narration is one of the important topics of English Grammar. After reading the rules of Direct and Indirect speech, you need to shift your focus more and more on the Practice Sets. Here you will find Practice Set 1. Later we will provide Practice Sets 1, 2, 3 ans so on.

Narration – Sentences for Practice ( 1 ) –

  1. She said to me ,” I like you very much.”
  2. I said to her,” Why do you like me ?”
  3. Rudra said to Kinjal,” Are you stupid ?”
  4. Kinjal said to her father,” Bring me a car.”
  5. John said to me ,” Do you know where he is ?”
  6. She said,” What a tall boy you are !”
  7. The students said,” Alas ! We are fail again.”
  8. Kinjal said ,” Hurrah ! I have won the scholarship “
  9. The teacher says,” Rose smells sweet .”
  10. I said to him,” When I went there, he was sleeping.”
  11. She said to me,” I had been waiting for you for two hours.”
  12. I said,” Well, you have completed this task.”
  13. Jessy said to Harley,” May I borrow your book?”
  14. I said to my teacher,” Good morning, sir.”
  15. Mona said to me,” You know me, don’t you?”

Solution of Narration Practice Set – 1

  1. She told me that she liked me very much.
  2. I asked her why she liked me.
  3. Rudra asked Kinjal if she was stupid.
  4. Kinjal asked her father to bring her a car.
  5. John asked me if I knew where he was.
  6. She exclaimed with wonder that you were a very tall boy. or she exclaimed with surprise that I was a very tall boy. ( Note – ‘You’ pronoun can be changed either in you or I or He/ She because the reporter ‘she’ can talk to anybody.)
  7. The students exclaimed with sorrow that they were fail again.
  8. Kinjal exclaimed with joy that she had won the scholarship.
  9. The teacher says that Rose smells sweet. ( General Truth, No Change of Tense in the Reported Speech )
  10. I told him that when I went there, he was sleeping. ( Note – If in both the parts of a sentence, there are sentences of past tense, we don’t change them. )
  11. She told me that she had been waiting for you for two hours.
  12. I said that you/he/she had completed that task.
  13. Jessy asked Harley If she might borrow his book.
  14. I wished good morning to my sir or I wished my sir good morning.
  15. Mona asked me If I knew her.

Note – While making Indirect Speech, we don’t change ‘ had been’. It remains same.

  1. I said that you had completed that task. ( words like well, OK, Well are removed )
  2. Jessy asked Harley if she might borrow his book.
  3. I wished good morning to my teacher.
  4. Mona asked me if I knew her. ( Question Tags are removed
  5. Explanation of Sentence No. 10 – When the reported speech carries two parts and both of them are past tense, while converting it into passive voice we don’t change the tense. It remains same.

You can prepare the More Rules of Narration from here.

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  1. Rita said to Amar “oh yes, brother! ”

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    • Rita told to Amar “brother, oh yes,

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  2. I told him that I had once seen him before

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    • I asked him if I saw him before

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  3. Thank you sir

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    • He wished me thank you. He thanked me.

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  4. He said, “She sings well and she may be a singer in future”

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      • SHE TOLD , SHE SINGS WELL AND SHE MAY BE A SINGER IN FUTURE.

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    • He said that she sang well and she might be a singer in future.

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    • He said that he had sung well and he might be a singer in future….

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    • He said that she sang well and she might be a singer in future.

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    • She said that she sang well and she might be a singer in future

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  5. They said,’What a hot day !’

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    • They exclaimed what a hot day.

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    • they said that alas what a hot day

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    • They asked what the hot day it was.

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    • they exclaimed that what a hot day it was.

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    • They exclaimed what a very hot day it was.

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    • They exclaimed that it was a very hot day.

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    • They asked why was hot that day.

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    • they said that the day is very hot

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    • THEY EXCLAIMED WITH WONDER THAT IT WAS A VERY HOT DAY.

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    • They exclaimed what a hot day

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    • They exclaimed with wonder that was a hot day.

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  6. He wished me good morning he would going my home that day

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  7. “I have been trying to call her for two days.” convert into indirect speech.

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    • what is this

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      • It is that

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    • She has been trying to call her for two days.

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      • she had been trying to call her

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    • I said that I had been trying to call the girl for two days.

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      • She had been trying to call by me for two days
        This is correct ….

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    • i had been trying to call her for two days

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    • She/he said that she had been trying to call her since two days

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    • He had been trying to call her for two days.

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    • He said that I had been trying to call her for two days

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  8. I love this examweb website very much

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  9. Please tell me two very hard sentence of narration

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    • He said to me,”good morning i shall going his home today

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      • he bade me good morning that he would going his home that day

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        • He wished me good morning he would be going his home that day.

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      • He wished me good morning he would going his home that day

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  10. The old man said, ”I Dont eat fast food”

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    • The old man said that he did’nt ate fast food.

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    • the old man said that he do not eat fast food

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      • VIKRANT

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      • The old man asked if you did not eat food.

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    • The old man said that he didn’t eat fast food.

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    • The old man said that he did not eat fast food

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    • The old man said that I did not eat fast food

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  11. sonu said to his mother,”what makes you happy?”

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    • Sonu asked his mother what it was that made her happy. or what made her happy.

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    • sonu asked his mother what made her happy.

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      • Sonu asked his mother what she made happy

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    • Sonu asked his mother what made u happy

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    • Sonu asked his mother what her happy

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  12. He said to me, ‘whats up’.. What is its indirct speech

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  13. They said made themself comfortable.

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  14. They said ‘make yourself comfortable’ convert it into indirect speech

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    • They told me to make myself comfortable.

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    • They said that make yourself comfortable.

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      • They said that you should make yourself comfortable or they told you to make yourself comfortable.

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    • They asked to make thierself comfirtable.

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      • They said to me,” Make yourself comfortable “

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    • They said that made myself comfortable.

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    • They asked you to make yourselves comfortable.

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  15. He said to me ,” Don’t do this “

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    • He told me not to do that.

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    • He forbe me to do that.

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    • He forbade me to do that

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    • He advised me that didn’t do that

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  16. My sister said to me,”I have to finish my work before 5’o clock today”.

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    • My sister told me that she had to finish her work before 5o’ clock.

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    • my sis told me that she had to finish her work before 5 that day.

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      • My sis said to me ,” I have to finish my work before 5 from this day .”

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        • my sis told me that she had to finish her work before 5 from that day

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    • My sister my sister told me that she had finished her homework 5 o’clock that day

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    • My sister told me that she had to finish her work before 5’o clock that day

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  17. Please explain me question no.9 and 13.

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  18. I think Answer of 4th no. Sentence is incorrect
    Kinjal said to her father,” Bring me a car.”
    It’s correct answer is _
    Kinjal requested her father to Bring her a car.
    Reply me

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    • There can be both in the sense – request or authority. A child mostly shows authority in his/ her demands.

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  19. I said to him,” you are wrong “

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    • I told him that he was wrong.

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      • i said to him that he was wrong.

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        • I told him that he was wrong.

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          • I told him that he was wrong

    • I told him that he was wrong.

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  20. no 10. went ko had gone or was ko had been me change karna chahiye tha….lekin apne nhi kiya h..kyu…reason kya h…plz tell me

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    • When a sentence has two past tense, they don’t get changed. They remain same.

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  21. The teacher said, “I know what God wishes me to do. So hurry up and handover the bullocks to me.”
    The farmer said, “God has commanded me to plough the fields and I cannot do so without my bullocks.”

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  22. question 10 is incorrect sir g

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    • We have given the explanation regarding changing that Direct Reported Speech in to Indirect Reported Speech. Still if you have some query, share with us.

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  23. Thanks you so much sir

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  24. They are very helpful for students studying narration but they are very easy

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  25. I think it should be, The doctor advised the boy that he was not well and he had to take rest for two days.

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  26. Sir according to our rules if there is a ‘SIR’ in an imperative sentence of direct speech then the indirect speech must be followed by humbly/respectfully/politely but in question no.14 you haven’t followed it.
    Sir please tell us if the rule which we are following is wrongs .

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    • Please check the solution there.

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  27. “You are not well.You must rest for two days,”the doctor said to the boy.

    please change this

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    • The doctor advised the boy saying that he was not well and he must rest for two days.

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  28. I also like to see the other questions or solve all that and more

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  29. Oh! I also like to give answers of tough questions

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  30. Sir..please explain que.6…
    means in indirect speech,you is changed into I… so I have a doubt about.

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    • We have cleared the point you have asked. Read this page again.

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  31. Its really helpful

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  32. i want to solve high stander question

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    • We’ll provide you more very soon.

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  33. I am confused regarding the Indirect Form of 10th question .can I please explain in what way it should be given?
    The sentence is (I said to him, when he went there, he was sleeping) it’s indirect is given as (I told him that when I went there he was sleeping).

    Too much puzzled about this sentence

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    • If the sentence has two parts and if both of them belong to past tense, we don’t change the tense in the indirect speech. I hope this explanation will help you. Thanks.

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    • bro i can tell you properly

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  34. She said to me,” I had been waiting for you for two hours.”
    According to your rules … Indirect form of the above narration should be … She told me that she had been waiting for me for two hours… The given answer is She told me that I had been waiting for you for two hours.

    Please explain it.

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    • The right answer is She told me that she had been waiting for me for two hours. It is just typing error. Sorry for inconvenience.

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      • SIR I HAVE AN CONFUSION IN 11TH QUESTION . ACCORDING TO THE RULES WE ALSO WRITE 2ND FORM OF VERB WITH PAST SENTENCES

        PLEASE EXPLAIN ME

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        • See the explanation on the page.

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        • Yes you are absolutely right but it is not past tense it is past perfect continuous and we write had been verb ki first form + ing in past perfect continuous

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  35. Hiii Sir

    Can u explain why u had used in 15th sentence

    That sentence was not started with helping verb….
    So can u tell me
    I m waiting for ur reply

    Thanks and i liked those sentences very much

    It helped me understand narration very easily

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    • These are question tags related sentences. When you have to convert such sentences into indirect speech, inverted commas are replaced by If( they are changed like simple interrogative sentences ). We also remove question tag i.e. don’t you in this present case. Thanks for your visit.

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      • sir am very confused that bring will change into take or not as u have not changed in sentences

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        • I haven’t got u. Please explain more.

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  36. Hi Sir/Ma'am
    Not very comfortable with "liked" in the first two sentences.
    I think "likes" is a better word.

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    • It depends upon the situation. Likes and liked both are correct. May be she doesn't like the the person now.

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      • She promised,”you will bake a cake for me”

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        • She promised that you would bake a cake for her.

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        • She promised that she would bake cake for me

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        • She promised that she would bake cake for her/him

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    • Liked is correct

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      • Monalisa said ,” look ! the sun is rises in sky

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