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Explore popular questions from Direct and Indirect Speech for IBPS. This collection covers Direct and Indirect Speech previous year IBPS questions hand picked by experienced teachers.

Q 1.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
He said to her, “Are you coming to the party?”

A

He asked her- whether she was coming to the nartv.

B

He told her if she was coming to the party.

He asked her if she was coming to the party.

D

He asked her if she will be coming to the party.

Q 2.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
The sage said, “God helps those who help themselves.”

The sage said that God helps those who help themselves.

B

The sage' said that God helped these whose helped themselves.

C

The sage said that God helps those who helped themselves.

D

The sage said that God helped x those who help themselves.

Q 3.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
“Please don’t go away”, she said.

A

She said to please her and not go away.

B

She told me not to go away.

C

She begged tjiat I not go away.

She begged me not to go away

Q 4.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
He said, “I clean my teeth twice a day.”

A

He said that he cleaned his teeth twice a day.

He said that he cleans his teeth twice a day.

C

He said that he used to clean his teeth twice a day.

D

He said that he is used to cleaning his teeth twice a day

Q 5.

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Select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
He said to them, “Don’t make a noise.”

A

He told them that don’t make a noise.

B

He told them not to make noise.

C

He told them not to make a noise.

He asked them not to make a noise.

Q 6.

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Select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
The teacher said, “Be quiet, boys.”

A

The teacher said that they boys should be quiet.

B

The teacher called the boys and ordered them to be quiet.

The teacher urged the boys to be quiet.

D

The teacher commanded the boys that they be quiet.

Q 7.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
My friend said to me, “Has your father . returned from Calcutta?”

A

My friend said to me that my father has returned from Calcutta.

My friend asked me if my father had returned from Calcutta.

C

My friend told me that his father had returned from Calcutta.

D

My friend enquired me if his father had returned from Calcutta. y.

Q 8.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
He said, “Where shall I be this time next year!”

A

He asked that where should he be that time next year.

B

He wondered where he should be that time the next year.

C

He contemplated where shall he be that time the following year.

He wondered where he would be that time the following year.

Q 9.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
Rajesh said, “I bought a car yesterday.”

A

Rajesh said that-1 have bought a car the previous day.

B

Rajesh told that he had bought a car yesterday.

C

Rajesh said that he bought a car the previous day. v

Rajesh said that he had bought a car the previous day.

Q 10.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
The employer said to the workman, “I caiinot pay you higher wages.”

A

The employer told the workman that he could not be paid higher wages.

The employer told the workman that he could not pay him higher wages.

C

The employer forbade the workman to pay higher wages.

D

The employer warned the workman that he cannot pay him higher wages.

Q 11.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
My cousin said, “My room-mate snored throughout the night."

My cousin said that her room-mate had snored throughout the night.

B

My cousin told me that her room-mate snored throughout the night.

C

My cousin complained to me that her room-mate is snoring throughout the night:

D

My cousin felt that her room-mate may be snoring throughout the night.

Q 12.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
He asked his teacher, “Need I read this chapter?”

A

He asked his teacher whether there was a need to read that chapter.

B

He asked-, his teacher whether he needed to read this chapter.

C

He i asked his teacher if it was-necessary to read this chapter. .

He asked his teacher if he had to read that chapter.

Q 13.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
He said, “What a beautiful scene !”

A

He said that what a beautiful scene it was.

B

He wondered that it was a beautiful scene,

C

He exclaimed what a beautiful scene it was.

He exclaimed that it was a very beautiful scene. '

Q 14.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
He said, “I saw a book here.”

A

He said that he saw a .book here.

B

He said that he saw a-book there.

C

He said that he had seen a book here.

He said that he had seen a book there.

Q 15.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
He said to me, “What time do the offices close?”

A

He wanted to know what time the offices close.

B

He asked me what time did the offices close.

He asked me what time the offices closed.

D

He asked me what time the offices did close.

Q 16.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
Pinki said to Gaurav, “Will you help me in my work just now?”

Pinki asked Gaurav if he would help her in her work just then.

B

Pinki questioned to Gaurav that will you help me in my work just now.

C

Pinki told Gaurav whether he will help her in her work just now.

D

Pinki asked to Gaurav that will he help her in her work just now.

Q 17.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
Sarita said to me, “I will do it now or neVer.” ;

A

Sarita told me that I would do it then or .never:

B

Sarita told me that she would do it now'sr never.

C

Sarita told me that she will do that now or never.

Sarita told me that she would do it thei. or never.

Q 18.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
She said to him, “Why don’t you go today?”

A

She said to him that why he don’t go today.

B

She asked him if he was going that day.

C

She asked him why he did not go . today.

She asked him why he did not go! that-day,

Q 19.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
Gavaskar said, “Bravo! Azhar, you have done well.”

A

Gavaskar exclaimed with joy that Azhar had done well.

B

Gavaskar called Azhar and exclaimed that he had done well.

Gavaskar congratulated Azhar, saying that he had done well.

D

Gavaskar praised Azhar for his having done well.

Q 20.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
He said to me, “Where is the post office?”

A

He wanted to know where the post office was.

B

He asked me that where the post office was.

He asked me where the post office was.

D

He asked me where was the post office.

Q 21.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
He said, “The mice will play, when the cat is away.”

He said that the mice will play when the cat is away.

B

He said that the mice would play when the cat was away.

C

He said that the mice would play when the cat would be away.

D

He said that the mice shall play, when the cat is away.

Q 22.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
He said to his servant, “Why are you so lazy today?”

He asked his servant why he was so lazy that day.

B

He asked his servant why he had been so lazy that day.

C

He asked his servant why he was being so lazy that day.

D

He asked his servant why was1 he so lazy that day.

Q 23.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
He said, “Can you sing?” And I said, “No”.

A

He asked me that could I sing and I refused.

He asked me if I could sing and I said that I couldn’t.

C

I denied, when he asked me if I, could sing.

D

He asked me if I could sing and I said no.

Q 24.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
He said to her, “May you succeed !”

A

He told her that she might succeed. -

B

He prayed to God that-she may succeed. '

He wished her success.

D

He said to her that she might succeed.

Q 25.

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select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
He said, “May God grant peace to the departed soul!”

A

He wished by God to grant peace to the departed soul.

B

He wished that God may grant peace tc the departed soul.

C

.He prayed that might God grant peace to the departed soul.

He prayed that God would grant peace to the departed soul.