1. Direct: He said to me, “What are you doing?”
Indirect: He asked me what I was doing.
2. Direct: Rama said to Arjun, “Go away”
Indirect: Rama ordered Arjun to go away.
3. Direct: He said , ” I am unwell”
Indirect: He said that he was unwell.
4. Direct: He said, “My master is writing letters “
Indirect: He said that his master was writing letters.
5. Direct: ‘ I know her address ‘ said Gopi
Indirect: Gopi said that he know her address.
6. Direct: He said that ‘ I have passed the examination.’
Indirect: He said that he had passed the examination.
7. Direct: He said,’ The horse died in the night.’
Indirect: He said that the horse had died in the night.
8. Direct: The teacher said that ‘ The earth goes around the sun.’
Indirect: The teacher said that the earth goes/went around the sun.’
9. Direct: He said to me, ‘ I don’t believe you.’
Indirect: He said to me he did not believe me.
10. Direct: He says, ‘I am glad to be here this evening.’
Indirect: He says that he is glad to be here this evening.
11. Direct: He said to him, ‘ Please wait here till I return.’
Indirect: He requested him to wait there till he returned.
12. Direct: ‘ Call the first witness,’ said the judge.
Indirect: The judge commanded them to call the first witness.
13. Direct: He said,’ Alas! I am undone.’
Indirect: He exclaimed sadly that he was undone.
14. Direct: ‘ Where do you live?’ asked the stranger
Indirect: The stranger enquired where I lived.
15. Direct: He shouted, ‘ Let me go.’
Indirect: He shouted to them to let him go.
16. Direct: He said,’ Be quiet and listen to my words.’
Indirect: He urged them to be quiet and listen to his words.
17. Direct: Alice said, ‘How clever I am!’
Indirect: Alice exclaimed that she was very clear.
18. Direct: They wrote,’ It is time we thought about settling this matter.’
Indirect: They wrote that it was time they thought about settling that matter.
19. Direct: He enquired,” When do you intend to pay me.’
Indirect: He enquired when did I intend to pay him.
20. Direct: He said to me,’ I have often told you not to play with fire.’
Indirect: He told me that he had often told me not to play with fire.
21. Direct: ‘ Are you coming home with me?’ he asked.
Indirect: He asked if I was coming home with him.
22. Direct: ‘ Bring me a glass of milk,’ said the Swami to the villagers.
Indirect: The swami asked the villagers to bring him a glass of milk.
23. Direct: The teacher said to him,’ Do not read so fast.’
Indirect: The teacher asked him not to read so fast.
24. Direct: He said to me, ‘Wait until I come.’
Indirect: He asked me to wait until he came.
25. Direct: ‘ Sit down boys’ said the teacher.
Indirect: The teacher asked the boys to sit down.
26. Direct: ‘ Hurry up’ he said to his servant ‘Do not waste time.’
Indirect: He asked his servant to hurry and not to waste time.
27. Direct: ‘Run away children,’ said their mother.
Indirect: Their mother asked them to run away.
28. Direct: ‘Do you really come from China?’ said the prince.
Indirect: The prince enquired if I really come from China.
29. Direct: ‘ Do you write in a good hand?’ he said.
Indirect: He asked her if she wrote in a good hand.
30. Direct: He said,’ I am glad to be here this evening.’
Indirect: He said that he was glad to be there that evening.
40. Direct: ‘ Don’t you know the way home?’ asked I.
Indirect: I enquired if he didn’t know the way home.
41. Direct: ‘ Take off your hat,’ the king said to the Hatter.
Indirect: The king asked the hatter to take off his hat.
42. Direct: He said,’ Daughter, take my golden jug, and fetch me some water from the
Indirect: He asked his daughter to take his golden jug and fetch him some water
from the well.
43. Direct: ‘ Go down to the bazaar and bring me a lump of ice.’ ordered his master.
Indirect: The master ordered his servant to go down the bazaar and bring him a
lump of ice.
44. Direct: ‘ What a stupid fellow you are!’ he angrily remarked.
Indirect: He angrily exclaimed that he was a stupid fellow.
45. Direct: He said, ‘ My God! I am ruined.’
Indirect: He called upon God and said he was ruined.
46. Direct: He said, ‘ Alas! our foes are too strong.’
Indirect: He exclaimed sadly that their foes were too strong.
47. Direct: ‘ How smart you are!’ she said
Indirect: She exclaimed that he was very smart.
48. Direct: He said, ‘ I am tired and wish to go to bed.’
Indirect: He said that he was tired and wished to go to bed.
49. Direct: An old mouse said, ‘Who will bell the cat?’
Indirect: An old mouse asked who would bell the cat.
50. Direct: The stranger said to Alice,’ Where do you live?’
Indirect: The stranger asked Alice where she lived.