Synthesis And Transformation (Direct & Indirect Speech)

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Synthesis And Transformation (Direct & Indirect Speech) - Quiz

Each question is presented in a form of a comic. You just need to complete the sentence and fill in the blanks provided.
Please answer all 10 questions.
There is one bonus question. You are required to attempt it although it would not be added to your overall score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    • Marie asked Tom .....

    Explanation
    1. If the speech contains 2 different sentences, you conjoin them with the conjunction "and".

    2. Since it is a question asked in a direct speech, there is a change in the word order. So, instead of "Marie asked Tom how was the cake" the order is changed to "Marie asked Tom how the cake was".

    3. Also, "I" is changed to "she".

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  • 2. 

    • A scared Tom asked .....

    Explanation
    When questions are reported, the question mark is deleted and the word order is also changed. Therefore, the verb "is" is changed to a past tense "was" and placed after the noun "sound".

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  • 3. 

    • My father asked me .....

    Explanation
    When questions are reported, the question mark is deleted and the word order is also changed, Therefore, the verb "are" is changed to a past tense "was" and placed after the noun "I".

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  • 4. 

     
    • The teacher asked the pupils .....

    Explanation
    1. When questions are reported, the question mark is deleted and the word order is also changed. Therefore, the verb "is" is changed to a past tense "was" and placed after the noun "book". 2. Also, "this" is changed to "that".

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  • 5. 

    • Marie asked me whether .....

    Explanation
    1. When questions are reported, the question mark is deleted and the word order is also changed. Therefore, the verb "are" is changed to a past tense "was" and placed after the noun "I".

    2. Also, "you" is changed to "I".

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  • 6. 

    Tom instructed 

    Explanation
    There are several changes to take note in this question.

    1. There are 2 statements in the direct speech. These sentences have to joined together by using the conjunction "and".

    2. "I" is changed to "he".

    3. "Tomorrow" is changed to "the next day".

    4. "will" is changed to "would".

    5. "soon" would remain unchanged.

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  • 7. 

     
    • Marie exclaimed in awe that .....

    Explanation
    1. There is a change in the tense. So "is" becomes "was". 2. "today" is changed to "that day".

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  • 8. 

    • Marie implored .....

    Explanation
    1. There is a change is the verb "come". It will be changed to "go".

    2. "this" is changed to "that".

    3. "afternoon" remains "unchanged".

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  • 9. 

    • Mr Lim informed the students that .....

    Explanation
    1. There is a change in the tense. So "will" becomes "would".

    2. "tomorrow" is changed to "the next morning".

    3. "I" will change to "he".

    4. "morning" will remain the same.

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  • 10. 

    • Marie told Kathy that .....

    Explanation
    1. There is a change in the tense. So "am" becomes "was".

    2. "next week" is changed to "the following week".

    3. "I" is changed to "she"

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  • 11. 

    • The old woman threatened the thief .....

    Explanation
    When a direct speech involves a request or a command, "to" will added before the verb "stop" when changing the direct speech to reported speech.

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