Reported Speech Trivia For Class 9

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1.

Robert said, "I want to renew my insurance policy." Convert this into Reported Speech.

Answer: Robert said that he wanted to renew his insurance policy.
Explanation:
The correct answer is "Robert said that he wanted to renew his insurance policy." This is the correct answer because it accurately reflects the reported speech and maintains the correct pronoun usage. Since Robert is referring to his own insurance policy, the pronoun "his" is used instead of "my." Additionally, the verb "wanted" is used to match the past tense of the reported speech.
2.

Elena said, "I am unable to upload files on my computer." Convert this into Reported Speech.

Answer: Elena said that she was unable to upload files on her computer.
Explanation:
The correct answer is "Elena said that she was unable to upload files on her computer." This is the correct answer because it accurately reflects the reported speech and maintains the correct pronoun usage. Elena is the subject of the sentence, so "she" is used to refer back to her. Additionally, the verb tense is changed from present ("am") to past ("was") to match the reported speech.
3.

Tania said to us, "Could you change my domain name?" Convert this into Reported Speech.

Answer: Tania asked if we could change her domain name.
Explanation:
The correct answer is "Tania asked if we could change her domain name." This answer accurately reflects the original statement made by Tania, where she asks if someone could change her domain name. The pronoun "we" indicates that Tania is asking a group of people, rather than just one person, to make the change. Additionally, the possessive pronoun "her" correctly refers to Tania's domain name.
4.

Jerry said, "I want to close my bank account." Convert this into Reported Speech.

Answer: Jerry said that he wanted to close his bank account.
Explanation:
In reported speech, the direct statement "I want to close my bank account" is transformed. The pronoun "I" changes to "he" to match the subject "Jerry." The verb "want" changes to "wanted" to reflect the past tense. "My" changes to "his" to align with the subject "Jerry." Thus, the sentence becomes "Jerry said that he wanted to close his bank account."
5.

Billy said, "Why did you charge me?" Convert this into Reported Speech.

Answer: Billy asked why he had been charged.
Explanation:
When converting direct speech into reported speech, especially with questions, the sentence structure changes. First, the question format is altered to a statement format. Second, pronouns and verb tenses may need to be adjusted to suit the perspective and temporal context of the reported speech. In this case, "did" changes to "had been" to reflect the past tense in reported speech, maintaining the sequence of tenses, and "you" changes to "he" to match the perspective of Billy speaking about himself in the third person.
6.

Ruby said, "I need extra disk space." Convert this into Reported Speech.

Answer: Ruby said that she needed extra disk space.
Explanation:
The correct answer is "Ruby said that she needed extra disk space." This is the correct answer because it accurately reflects the reported speech in the original statement. The verb "said" is followed by the conjunction "that" and the pronoun "she" is used to refer to Ruby. The verb "needed" is used to indicate that Ruby required extra disk space.
7.

My mother said, "I will update my credit card details within two days." Convert this into Reported Speech.

Answer: My mother said that she would update her credit card details within two days.
Explanation:
In reported speech, the direct statement "I will update my credit card details within two days" is converted to match the perspective of the reporter. The pronoun "I" changes to "she" to refer to "my mother." The verb "will" changes to "would" to reflect the future-in-the-past tense. "My" changes to "her" to maintain consistency. Thus, the sentence becomes "My mother said that she would update her credit card details within two days."
8.

Wanda said, "I don't want to continue with this membership." Convert this into Reported Speech.

Answer: Wanda said that she did not want to continue with that membership.
Explanation:
In reported speech, the direct statement "I don't want to continue with this membership" is transformed into a reported form. The pronoun "I" changes to "she" to match the subject "Wanda." The verb "don't" changes to "didn't" to reflect past tense. "This" changes to "that" to maintain the correct perspective. Therefore, the sentence becomes "Wanda said that she didn't want to continue with that membership."
9.

Cody said, "Why are my e-mails bouncing back?"  Convert this into Reported Speech.

Answer: Cody wanted to know why his e-mails were bouncing back.
Explanation:
In reported speech, the direct question "Why are my e-mails bouncing back?" is converted into a statement. The pronoun "my" changes to "his" to match the subject "Cody." The verb "are" changes to "were" to reflect the past tense. The question format is also adjusted to a statement format, resulting in "Cody wanted to know why his e-mails were bouncing back."
10.

Emma said, "I have finished my lunch." Convert this into Reported Speech.

Answer: Emma said that she had finished her lunch.
Explanation:
In reported speech, the direct statement "I have finished my lunch" is modified to match the perspective of the reporter. The pronoun "I" changes to "she" to refer to "Emma." The present perfect tense "have finished" changes to past perfect "had finished" to reflect the past action. "My" changes to "her" to maintain consistency. Thus, the sentence becomes "Emma said that she had finished her lunch."
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