Narration Exercise

In the following Questions, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct form.

1. “Call the first witness”, said the Judge.

(a) The judge commanded to call the first witness.

(b) The judge commanded them to call the first witness.

(c) The judge commanded that the first witness be called.

(d) The judge commanded the first witness to be called.

Answer

2. The queen said to her son, “You must go to the forest and remain there till your father calls you back.”

(a) The queen ordered her son to go to the forest and remain there till his father calls him back.

(b) The queen told her son that he must go to the forest and remain there till his father called him back.

(c) The queen told his son that you must go to the forest and remain there till your father called you back.

(d) The queen told her son to go to the forest and remained there till his father called him back.

Answer

3. I said to her, “All your faults will be pardoned if you confess them.”

(a) I told her that all her faults will be pardoned if you confess them.

(b) I told her that all her faults would be pardoned if she confessed them.

(c) I told her that all her faults will have to be pardoned if she confessed them.

(d) I told her that all her faults would have to be pardoned if she confessed them.

Answer

4. He said to Sita, “When do you intend to pay back the money you borrowed from me?”

(a) He enquired Sita when did she intend to pay back the money she borrowed from him.

(b) He enquired Sita when she intended to pay back the money she borrowed from him.

(c) He enquired Sita when she intended to pay back the money she had borrowed from him.

(d) He enquired when Sita intended to pay back the money she borrowed from him.

Answer

5. “Let’s give a party”, said Jaya.
“Let’s not”, said her husband.

(a) Jaya suggested giving a party but her husband answered in the negative.

(b) Jaya suggested giving a party but her husband opposed the idea.

(c) Jaya suggested giving a party but her husband contradicted her.

(d) Jaya suggested giving a party but her husband refused.

Answer

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