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Exercise on Reported Speech

Questions - Exercise 1

Complete the sentences in reported speech. Note the change of pronouns and tenses.

  1. "Where is my umbrella?" she asked.
    → She asked
  2. "How are you?" Martin asked us.
    → Martin asked us
  3. He asked, "Do I have to do it?"
    → He asked
  4. "Where have you been?" the mother asked her daughter.
    → The mother asked her daughter
  5. "Which dress do you like best?" she asked her boyfriend.
    → She asked her boyfriend
  6. "What are they doing?" she asked.
    → She wanted to know
  7. "Are you going to the cinema?" he asked me.
    → He wanted to know
  8. The teacher asked, "Who speaks English?"
    → The teacher wanted to know
  9. "How do you know that?" she asked me.
    → She asked me
  10. "Has Caron talked to Kevin?" my friend asked me.
    → My friend asked me