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REPORTED SPEECH REPHRASING (1)

EXERCISE 1. Write the following STATEMENTS in reported speech.


1. I have something to show you I said to her
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2. Nothing grows in my garden, she said.
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3. Im leaving tomorrow, he informed his mother.
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4. It is so foggy today as it was yesterday, I remarked.
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5. My wife has just arrived here, the husband affirmed.
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6. I have a German lesson this afternoon and I havent done my homework yet, said the boy.
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EXERCISE 2. Write the following YES/NO QUESTIONS in reported speech.
7. Are you going to study for the next exam?, the teacher asked us
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8. Do you like the Rolling Stones? the fan wondered
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9. Did your father work here? the boss asked me
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10. Are you feeling better? the doctor asked the patient
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11. Were you alone last Saturday? the policeperson asked me
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EXERCISE 3. Write the following WH-QUESTIONS in reported speech.
12. One of the men asked everyone What happened to Mr Budd?
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13. Who is going to live in the big house? the girl asked us
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14. He wanted to know, What platform does the train leave from?
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15. The man wondered, Why has the 2.30 train been cancelled?
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16. Mary asked me Who is playing the next week?
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EXERCISE 4. Write the following COMMANDS/ORDERS in reported speech.
17. Dont worry! I said to her.
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18. Take the books to the library! she said to the pupil.
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19. Please, be quiet! the teacher said to them.
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20. Dont make any noise! the nurse said to the visitors.
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21. Dont forget to post the letter! the boss said to the secretary.
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REPORTED SPEECH REPHRASING (2)

EXERCISE 1. Write the following STATEMENTS in indirect speech.


22. I forgot to take my briefcase my friend said.
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23. He didnt arrive on time last week, she said.
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24. Life-support systems were tested by researchers several years ago, he informed.
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25. I had my flu vaccination yesterday, the pupil said.
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26. The telephone bill must also be paid this month, she added.
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27. We are moving to our new house today, my neighbour said.
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28. Alice wasnt playing the piano at yesterdays concert, Peter said.
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29. The castle will be closed to visitors tomorrow, the guide said.
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30. The schools werent closed yesterday morning, the teacher said.
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31. The accountants are checking all our accounts now, the boss said.
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EXERCISE 2. Write the following YES/NO QUESTIONS in indirect speech.
32. Have you ever visited the Louvre in Paris? he wanted to know.
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33. Was Lord of the Flies written by William Holding? he wondered.
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34. Did anyone try to call an ambulance? she asked.
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35. Can we leave tomorrow morning? she wondered.
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36. Are you going to work now? she wanted to know.
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37. Will the students be on holiday next July? she asked.
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38. Havent you ever used a word processor before? he wanted to know.
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39. Does the United States have a written constitution? he asked.
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40. Do people still play cricket? we wondered.
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41. Did you hear the news last night? he asked.
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EXERCISE 3. Write the following WH-QUESTIONS in indirect speech.
42. Who assassinated John F. Kennedy? he asked.
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43. When did the government decide to raise taxes? he wondered.
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44. Where is the Grand Canyon? she asked.
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45. Why are these people queuing up? he enquired.
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46. How far is your house from the centre town? the boy wanted to know.
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47. Whose book is this? she enquired.
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48. Who was playing the piano just now? he asked.
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49. What have you prepared for our meeting? she asked him.
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50. Which hotel do you think is best? she enquired.
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51. Where will you be next Sunday at four oclock? he asked.
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EXERCISE 4. Write the following COMMANDS/ORDERS in indirect speech.
52. Dont worry! I said to her.
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53. Take the books to the library! she said to the pupil.
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54. Please, be quiet! the teacher said to them.
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55. Dont make any noise! the nurse said to the visitors.
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56. Dont forget to post the letter! the boss said to the secretary.
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57. Wash your clothes in warm water! the assistant recommended
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58. Put down that suitcase! she warned me
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59. The father reminded his kid, Dont forget to feed the goldfish
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60. My mother advised me, Dont eat so much, youve eaten enough!
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61. Will you stop complaining now?, yelled my dad
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