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Direct And Indirect Speech Quiz

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Grammar Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz to help you understand direct and indirect speech easily.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Missing capital letters inside inverted comma

    • B. 

      Missing commas

    • C. 

      Missing inverted cimmas

    • D. 

      Missing capital letters outside inverted commas

  • 2. 
    What punctuation mark needs to be added to the following sentence in DIRECT speech James asked "Are you coming to my house today?"
    • A. 

      .

    • B. 

      :

    • C. 

      !

    • D. 

      ,

  • 3. 
    Find the correct sentence in INDIRECT speech which matches to this sentence in DIRECT speech Mary asks, "Are you ok, Harry?"
    • A. 

      Mary asked if harry was ok?

    • B. 

      Mary asks if Harry was ok.

    • C. 

      Mary asks Harry if he was ok.

    • D. 

      Mary told Harry he was ok.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Kelly says that she is feeling sick today.

    • B. 

      Kelly said that she was feeling sick that day.

    • C. 

      Kelly says that today she is feeling sick.

    • D. 

      Kelly is feeling sick today.

  • 5. 
    Which  is the correct sentence in DIRECT speech if using the INDIRECT sentence that follows as a guild. The teacher ordered the children to do their homework.
    • A. 

      The teacher asked, "Children, do your homework!"

    • B. 

      The teacher ordered, Children, do your homework!

    • C. 

      The teacher ordered, "Children, do your homework!"

    • D. 

      The teacher ordered "Children, do your homework!"

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Sarah said, "My family and I are going to the flea market today."

    • B. 

      Nabilah asked, "Can I go with Sarah to the flea market today?"

    • C. 

      Charlotte said, "I dont want to go to the flea market today."

    • D. 

      Chloe said, "what is the flea market?"

  • 7. 
    Spoken words sometimes come first. Which of these sentences in DIRECT speech are incorrect?
    • A. 

      "how long until half-time?" asked an excited spectator.

    • B. 

      "You people are hopless!" shouted the coach.

    • C. 

      "Work harder while saving goals!" screamed a frustrated fan.

    • D. 

      "When will this match be over? asked a bored spectator.