Direct And Indirect Speech Worksheet For Class 10

Sentences are given in direct speech. Change them into indirect speech.

1. ‘When are you leaving for Mumbai?’ James asked me.

2. ‘Was there a big crowd at the meeting?’ asked the man.

3. ‘Is Varun present today?’ the teacher asked.

4. ‘Do you believe that you will pass the test?’ he asked me.

5. Lakshmi said, ‘I am going to school.’

6. The mother said to the boy, ‘Wait here until I return.’

7. ‘Don’t waste all of your money on gadgets,’ mother told her son.

8. ‘When did you leave school?’ the man asked the boy.

9. ‘Will you buy my hair?’ Della asked Madam.

10. ‘Where were you all the time?’ the father asked the boy.

11. ‘My Lord, is any of your silver missing?’ the Sergeant said to the Bishop.

12. ‘I cannot understand why the spring is so late in coming,’ said the selfish giant.

Answers

1. James asked me when I was leaving for Mumbai.

2. The man asked whether / if there had been a big crowd at the meeting.

3. The teacher asked if / whether Varun was present that today.

4. He asked me if I believed that I would pass the test.

6. The mother asked the boy to wait there until she arrived.

7. The mother told her son / advised her son not to waste all of his money on gadgets.

8. The man asked the boy when he left school.

9. Della asked Madam if/whether she would buy her hair.

10. The father asked the boy where he had been all the time.

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11. The Sergeant asked the Bishop if / whether any of his silver was missing.

12. The selfish giant said that he couldn’t understand why the spring was so late in coming.

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