Yellow Level Quiz #18 – indirect speech

Part A.

Directions: Change the verbs in each sentence as they would normally change when using indirect speech.

Example: “I have a lot of work to do today,” he said.  arrow He said that he had a lot of work to do today.

1. “The car needs to be fixed,” she said. arrow  She said that the car ___________ to be fixed.

2. “It’s going to snow tonight,” the weatherman said. arrow The weatherman said that it ______ ________ ______ _______tonight.

3. “I’ll meet you later,” Tom said. arrow Tom said that he __________ __________ me later.

4. “Helen went shopping,” said her husband. arrow Helen’s husband said that she __________ ___________ shoppping.

5. “I can’t make it to class tomorrow,” said Maria. arrow Maria said that she ___________ __________ it to class today.

6. “The teacher has your book,” my friend told me. arrow My friend told me that my teacher ___________ my book.

7. “The computers don’t work,” said the librarian. arrow The librarian said that the computers __________ __________.

8. My kids haven’t eaten yet,” said the mother. arrow The mother said that her kids ___________ __________ yet.

9. The keys are on the table,” he said. arrow He said that the keys ___________ on the table.

10. “I’ll call you later,” she told me. arrow  She said that she __________ ___________ me later.


Part B.

Directions: Complete each sentence or question in indirect speech.

1. “What time is it,” she asked. arrow She asked _________________________________________________________________.

2. “I have some time to meet with you,” he said. arrow He said that ________________________________________________me.

3. “Does the store close early,” I asked. arrow I asked _____________________________________________________________.

4. “Who’s absent today?” the teacher asked. arrow The teacher wanted to know _________________________________________.

5. “Power is restored to the city,” said the reporter. arrow The reporter said that _________________________________________.

6. “You need to lose 20 pounds,” the doctor told me. arrow  The doctor told me ________________________________________.

7. “I have to work late tonight,” said Mike. arrow Mike said ________________________________________________________.

8. “How long is the movie?” asked someone. arrow Someone asked __________________________________________________.

9. “I have a lawn mower you can borrow,” Bob told me. arrow Bob said ______________________________________________.

10. “Is the game cancelled? we asked him. arrow We asked ______________________________________ and _____ said it wasn’t.


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