Sunday, December 23, 2012

CBSE Class7/8/9/10 - English Grammar (Reported Speech)

English Grammar (Reported Speech)

Q: Change the following into reported speech.

1. She asked, “Is there a shopping center near here?”
2. He says, “I am doing my duty.”
3. She said to me, "I am a good dancer."
4. Mohan said to me, "I clean the black shoes."
5. She said, "I went to the cinema yesterday."
6. She said, "I am not hungry now."
7. The owner said to the servant, “Will you come tomorrow?”


8. They said, "We were in Paris last week."
9. She said, "I don't know where my shoes are."
10. The teacher said to the students, “The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.”
11. He says, “I shall go to Delhi.”
12. Rita said, "I cleaned my black jacket yesterday."
13. He said to me, “I have never seen such a lazy boy as you are.”
14. He said to me, “Why did you insult my brother?”
15. The teacher said to the students, “Work hard and be regular in your studies.”
16. She said to me, “What are you doing?”
17. Meena asked her, "When did you come?"
18. She said to us, “Let us play some music.”
19. “What a terrible storm it is!”, he said
20. He said “Good bye friends.”


Answers:
1. She asked if there was a shopping center near here.
    (Note: In the above sentence, 'here' will remain as 'here').

2. He says that he is doing his duty.
3. She told me that she is a good dancer. (Note: she still is a good dancer).
4. Mohan told me that he cleaned the black shoes.
5. She said that she had gone to the cinema the day before.
6. She said that she was not hungry then.
7. The owner asked the servant whether he would come the next day.
8. They said that they had been in Paris the week before.
9. She said that she did not know where her shoes were.
10. The teacher told the students that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
11. He says that he will go to Delhi.
12. Rita said that she had cleaned her black jacket the day before.
13. He told me that he had never seen such a lazy boy as I was.
14. He demanded of me why I had insulted his brother.
15. The teacher advised the students to work hard and be regular in their studies.
16. She asked me what I was doing.
17. Meena asked her when she had come.
18. She suggested or proposed to us that we should play some music.
19. He exclaimed that it was a terrible storm.
20. He bade goodbye to his friends.


76 comments:

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    1. It is going to help me in Sa2

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    2. It is going to help me in Sa2

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      I had a doubt and by mistake i came to this stupid website.
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  2. Good questions for practice for SAs.

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  3. you should give more questions(on interrogative)

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  5. good exercises given here,i appreciate. BRAVO.

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  6. why are the answers to questions 3 and 4 in different tenses?-
    she IS a good dancer
    he cleanED black shoes
    I think it's wrong. Does anybody know for sure?

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    1. Yes it is wrong because simple present changes to simple past

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  7. the answers in ques.2 &3 can not be understood.
    he IS doing his duty. I THINK IT SHOULD BE-he WAS oing his duty.
    pls check.............

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    1. He is presently doing his work

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    2. He is presently doing his work

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    4. My dear, when the reporting verb 'He says' is in present tense the tense of the reported speech does not change. Same rule goes with the 11th sentence as well. You may now cross-check with other sentences.

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  8. Nice,give more question of this type

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  11. in question no. 11 according to the rule "shall" will have to become "would"
    Suggest me why 'shall' is become "will'

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  12. would is also acceptable. Since the reporting verb is in present tense, it is better to use 'will' than 'would'

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  13. thank u for these questions. you should give some more questions ,

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  14. I think 3rd is wrong bcs it has to be changed in past tense

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  17. Plz tell that in qeustion-11
    'Shall' changes to 'will'
    Instead 'shall' should change to 'should'

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  18. Plz tell that in qeustion-11
    'Shall' changes to 'will'
    Instead 'shall' should change to 'should'

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  19. really good nd easy to understand

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  20. really good nd easy to understand

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  21. this helped me a lot thanx plz make more questions based on it

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  23. Great Exercise . It will really help me in my SA's

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  24. Good questions thnx for giving me it help me in my exams

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    1. can u please explain why will here remain here in the first question please

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    2. Because "near there" does not make sense. Thanks for asking.

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  27. ANSWER OF 11 QUESTION IS WRONG "HE SAYS THAT HE WOULD WENT TO DELHI

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  28. There should be some more questions

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  29. it is good exercise but you can add some more different questions to it otherwise it is a good excercise

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  31. love it..ques are very nice though i anm not able to understand a few.. but all in all good practice ques for SAs...

    Nishka

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  32. going to help me in my SA-II exam which is yesterday ({[<02/03/2017>]})

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