Latihan Direct & Indirect Speech

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Latihan Direct & Indirect Speech - Quiz

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  • 1. 

     “Did they eat out together yesterday?”

    • A.

      He asked me if they had eaten out together the day before.

    • B.

      He asked me if they has eaten out together the day before.

    • C.

      He asked me if they had eaten out together yesterday.

    Correct Answer
    A. He asked me if they had eaten out together the day before.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He asked me if they had eaten out together the day before." This is the correct answer because it accurately reflects the past tense of the question and uses the correct pronoun "they" and the correct adverb "together." The phrase "the day before" also accurately reflects the time frame mentioned in the original question.

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  • 2. 

    "Don't turn off the light now"

    • A.

      He told me don't turn off the light at that time.

    • B.

      He told me not to turn off the light at that time.

    • C.

      He told me didn't turn off the light at that time.

    Correct Answer
    B. He told me not to turn off the light at that time.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He told me not to turn off the light at that time." This is the correct answer because it uses the correct structure of reporting someone's speech. When reporting someone's speech, we use the verb "to tell" followed by the direct object "me" and then the reported speech in reported speech form. In this case, the reported speech is "not to turn off the light at that time."

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  • 3. 

    "What is your passion?"

    • A.

      She wanted to know what was my passion.

    • B.

      She wanted to know what my passion was.

    • C.

      She wanted to know what is my passion.

    Correct Answer
    B. She wanted to know what my passion was.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She wanted to know what my passion was." This is the correct answer because in reported speech, the word order changes and the question becomes a statement. In reported speech, we use the word "was" instead of "is" and we do not invert the subject and verb. Therefore, the correct form is "She wanted to know what my passion was."

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  • 4. 

    “I begin to understand the concept of biodiversity.”

    • A.

      He wanted to know if he began to understand the concept of Biodiversity.

    • B.

      He said that he began to understand the concept of Biodiversity.

    • C.

      He asked me that he began to understand the concept of Biodiversity.

    Correct Answer
    B. He said that he began to understand the concept of Biodiversity.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He said that he began to understand the concept of Biodiversity." This is because the sentence is in reported speech, where the person is reporting what someone else said. In this case, the person is reporting that someone said they began to understand the concept of biodiversity.

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  • 5. 

    “Your friend has just left.”

    • A.

      He told me that my friend has just left.

    • B.

      He told me that your friend had just left.

    • C.

      He told me that my friend had just left.

    Correct Answer
    C. He told me that my friend had just left.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He told me that my friend had just left." This answer is correct because it maintains the correct tense agreement between the reported speech and the reported statement. The original statement "Your friend has just left" is reported in the past tense as "my friend had just left." This accurately reflects that the friend's departure occurred in the past relative to the time of reporting.

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  • 6. 

    “Can I borrow your pencil for a moment?”

    • A.

      She asked me whether she can borrow my pencil for a moment.

    • B.

      She asked me whether she could borrow my pencil for a moment.

    • C.

      She asked me if she can borrow my pencil for a moment.

    Correct Answer
    B. She asked me whether she could borrow my pencil for a moment.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She asked me whether she could borrow my pencil for a moment." This is because the question is in reported speech, which requires a change in tense. The original question "Can I borrow your pencil for a moment?" is in the present tense, but when reporting it, we need to change it to the past tense. Therefore, "could" is used instead of "can" to indicate past tense. Additionally, the correct question word to use in reported speech is "whether" instead of "if."

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  • 7. 

    “Why are you staring at my feet?”

    • A.

      He asked her why she is staring at his feet.

    • B.

      He asked her why was she staring at his feet.

    • C.

      He asked her why she was staring at his feet.

    Correct Answer
    C. He asked her why she was staring at his feet.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He asked her why she was staring at his feet." This is because the question is in the past tense, as indicated by the use of "asked" and "staring." Therefore, the verb in the reported speech should also be in the past tense, which is "was."

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  • 8. 

    “The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.”

    • A.

      He asked if the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

    • B.

      He said that the sun rose in the east and set in the west.

    • C.

      He said that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

    Correct Answer
    C. He said that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "He said that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west." This answer is correct because it accurately reflects the reported speech and maintains the same tense as the original statement. The reported speech is in the past tense, as indicated by the verb "said," so the verb tenses in the reported speech should also be shifted to the past tense.

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  • 9. 

    “I’m going to meet my penpal for the first time tomorrow.”

    • A.

      She said she was going to meet her penpal for the first time the next day.

    • B.

      She said she was going to meet her penpal for the first time tomorrow.

    • C.

      She said she was going to meet my penpal for the first time tomorrow.

    Correct Answer
    A. She said she was going to meet her penpal for the first time the next day.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She said she was going to meet her penpal for the first time the next day." This is because the original statement indicates that the speaker will meet their penpal the day after the statement was made, which is tomorrow. Therefore, "the next day" accurately reflects the timeline mentioned in the original statement.

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  • 10. 

    “We have been here for a week.”

    • A.

      They said we had been there for a week.

    • B.

      They said they had been here for a week.

    • C.

      They said they had been there for a week.

    Correct Answer
    C. They said they had been there for a week.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They said they had been there for a week." This is because the original statement "We have been here for a week" is being reported by someone else, so the pronouns need to be changed accordingly. "We" becomes "they" to reflect the change in perspective, and "here" becomes "there" to reflect the change in location. The verb tense also changes to past perfect ("had been") to indicate that the action of being there for a week had already occurred at the time it was reported.

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