A Short Quiz: Direct And Indirect Speech

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A Short Quiz: Direct And Indirect Speech

There are different ways in which people can report what people have said in a given situation, and as discusses in class, this can either be using direct or indirect speech. Indirect speech, the report uses the same words of the speaker, whereas, in indirect speech, one does not use the speaker’s exact words. The quiz will test out your use of the two types of speech. Take it up!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    June said," It is my car."
    • A. 

      June said that it is my car.

    • B. 

      June said that it is her car.

    • C. 

      June said that it was my car.

    • D. 

      June said that it was her car.

  • 2. 
    Jim said," I work here every day."
    • A. 

      Jim said that he worked here yesterday."

    • B. 

      Jim said that he worked there everyday."

    • C. 

      Jim said that he worked here everyday."

    • D. 

      Jim said that he worked everyday."

  • 3. 
    Nan said, " I have finished my homework."
    • A. 

      Nan said that she had finished her homework."

    • B. 

      Nan said that she had finished my homework."

    • C. 

      Nan said that she has finished her homework."

    • D. 

      Nan said that she has finished my homework."

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      She said to me that she can sleep alone."

    • B. 

      She told me that she can sleep alone."

    • C. 

      She said to me that she could sleep alone."

    • D. 

      She told me that she could sleep alone."

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      John said that his friend might come tonight.

    • B. 

      John said that his friend might come that night.

    • C. 

      John said that his friend might go that night.

    • D. 

      John said that his friend might go tonight.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      He told me that he must win this game.

    • B. 

      He told me that he had to win that game.

    • C. 

      He told me that he had to win this game.

    • D. 

      He told me that he must win that game.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      He said that he was a man.

    • B. 

      He said that he is a man.

    • C. 

      He said that I am a man.

    • D. 

      He said that I was a man.

  • 8. 
    Mary says, " I am coming here."
    • A. 

      Mary says that she is coming there.

    • B. 

      Mary says that she is coming here.

    • C. 

      Mary says that she was coming there.

    • D. 

      Mary says that she was coming here.

  • 9. 
    He said, " I went to school yesterday."
    • A. 

      He said that he had gone to school yesterday.

    • B. 

      He said that he had gone to school the day after.

    • C. 

      He said that he had gone to school the previous day.

    • D. 

      He said that he had gone to school the next day.

  • 10. 
    Thomas said, " I will go to school next year."
    • A. 

      Thomas said that he would go to school the year before.

    • B. 

      Thomas said that he would go to school the the following year .

    • C. 

      Thomas said that he would come to school the year before.

    • D. 

      Thomas said that he would come to school the year after.