DIRECT/INDIRECT SPEECH
453. He exclaimed with regret that he          (3) “Ajay, I will return the book to       (4) She said that they had been
     was perished by the people he                 you tomorrow,”said Salim.                  thinking of selling the house
     had made.                                 (4) “Ajay will return this book to             but had decided not to.
     (1) He said, “Alas! I perished by             you tomorrow,”said Salim.         462. The guide suggested, “Let’s rest
         the people I made.”              458. “I can’t stand on my head                  here for a while.”
     (2) He said, “Alas! I have perished       because I am not well.”                    (1) The guide suggested that we
         by the people I have made.”           (1) He said that he couldn’t stand             should rest there for a while.
     (3) He said, “Alas! I am perished             on his head because he was             (2) The guide suggested that we
         by the people I have made.”               not well.                                  rest there.
     (4) He said, “Alas! I am perished         (2) He said that he can’t stand on         (3) The guide suggested we
         by the people I made”                     his head because he was not                should rest for a while.
454. “I always keep a tin of biscuits              well.                                  (4) The guide suggested resting
     in my room, girls.”                       (3) He told that he couldn’t stand             for a while there.
     (1) The matron said that she                  on his head because he was        463. “Good-bye! Dear friend,” said the
         always keeps a tin of biscuits            not well.                              patriot, “we will meet again.”
         in her room.                          (4) He declared that he couldn’t           (1) The patriot said good-bye to
     (2) The matron informed the girls             stand on his head because he               his dear friend and said that
         that she always kept a tin of             was not well.                              they will meet again.
         biscuits in her room.            459. He said that when he was a boy             (2) The patriot bade his friend
     (3) The matron told the girls that        he could stay up as long as he                 good-bye and said that they
         she would always keep a tin           liked.                                         must meet again.
         of biscuits in her room.              (1) He said, “When I had been a            (3) Bi ddi ng his dear friend
     (4) The matron told the girls that            boy I could stay up as long as             goodbye, the patriot said that
         she had kept a tin of biscuits            I liked.”                                  they would meet again.
         in her room.                          (2) He told, “When I was a boy I           (4) The patriot said goodbye to
                                                   could stay up as long as I                 his friend and said that they
455. Mother said, “Don’t step out of
                                                   liked.”                                    are sure to meet again.
     the house in the summer
     season.”                                  (3) He said, “When I was a boy I      464. He told his mother that he was
                                                   could stay up as long as I             starting in two days’ time.
     (1) The mother requested the
                                                   liked.”                                (1) “I am starting the day after
         children not to step out in the
         summer season.                        (4) He said, “When I am a boy I                tomorrow, mother,”he said.
                                                   can stay up as long as I like.”        (2) “I will start the next day,
     (2) The mother threatened the
                                          460. He explained that he knew the                  mother,”he said.
         children not to step out of the
                                               place well because he used to              (3) “I may start in two days time,
         house in the summer season.
                                               live there.                                    mother,”he said.
     (3) The mother persuaded the
                                               (1) “I know the place well                 (4) “I must start in two days time
         children not to step out of the
                                                   because I use to live here,”he             mother,”he said.
         house in the summer season.
                                                   explained.
     (4) The mother advised the                                                      465. He told me, “Your train will leave
                                               (2) “I know the place well                 if you do not go at once.”
         children not to step out of the
                                                   because I used to live
         house in the summer season.                                                      (1) He told me that his train will
                                                   here,”he explained.
456. The teacher said that the burglar                                                        leave if he did not go at once.
                                               (3) “I knew the place because I
     had broken into the office.                                                          (2) He told me that my train will
                                                   used to live here,”he
     (1) The teacher said, “The burglar                                                       leave if I do not go at that
                                                   explained.
         had broken into the office.”                                                         moment.
                                               (4) “I have known the place well
     (2) The teacher said, “The burglar                                                   (3) He told me that his train would
                                                   because I used to live
                                                                                              leave if he did not go that
         break into the office.”                   here,”he explained.
                                                                                              moment.
     (3) The teacher said, “The burglar   461. She said, “We were thinking of
                                                                                          (4) He told me that my train would
         broken into the office.”              selling the house but we had
                                                                                              leave if I did not go that
     (4) The teacher said, “The burglar        decided not to”.
                                                                                              moment.
         was broken in the office.”            (1) She said that they were
                                                                                         Directions (466–492) : In each of
457. Salim told Ajay that he would                 thinking of selling the house
                                                                                    the following questions, a sentence has
     return the book to him the next               but they decided not to.
                                                                                    been given in Direct/ Indirect Speech.
     day.                                      (2) She said that they thought of    Out of the four alternatives suggested,
     (1) “I will return this book to you           selling the house but decided    select the one that best expresses the
         the next day,”said Salim.                 not to.                          same sentence in Indirect/Direct
     (2) Salim said, “I will be returning      (3) She said that they have been     Speech.
         the book to you tomorrow,                 thinking of selling the house                        (SSC CGL Tier-II (CBE)
         Ajay.”                                    but decided not to.                                     Exam. 01.12.2016)
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