Speech and Voices Questions

Speech and Voices Questions​

The functions of Speech and Voices Questions and language are interrelated on the grounds of English communication. On this page we’ll learn to solve Speech and Voices Questions 

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Rules for Speech and Voices Questions – 

 

Rule 1 – Converting Direct to Indirect – Reporting Verb

  • When a reporting verb in the direct speech sentence is in past tense, then while converting it to indirect speech, all present tense transforms to past tense.
    • For Example:
      Direct: He said ” I am playing guitar”
      Indirect: He said (+ that) he was playing guitar.

Exceptions:

  • While translating to indirect speech, the tense remain the same if the direct sentence talks about any universal fact.
    • For Example:
      Direct: She said, “We cannot live without food”.
      Indirect: She said that we cannot live without food.
  • When a reporting verb in the direct speech sentence is in present tense or future tense, then while converting it to indirect speech, the tense doesn’t change to past.
    • For Example:
      Direct: He says/will say, “I will come tomorrow”
      Indirect: He says/will say He will come tomorrow.

Rule 2 – Converting Direct to Indirect – Present to Past

  • Simple Present Changes to Simple Past
    • For Example:
      Direct:
      My mother said “I am in the market”
      Indirect: My mother said that she was in the market.
  • Present Perfect Changes to Past Perfect.
    • For example:
      Direct: “I have been dancing all day” she said.
      Indirect: She told me she had been dancing all day.
  • Present Continuous Changes to Past Continuous
    • For Example:
      Direct:
      “I am cleaning the house, she said.
      Indirect: She said that she was cleaning the house.
  • Present Perfect Changes to Past Perfect
    • For Example:
      Direct:
      He said, “His team has won the match”
      Indirect: He said that his team had won the match.

Rule 3 – Converting Direct to Indirect – Past and Future Tense

  • Simple Past Changes to Past Perfect
    • For Example:
      Direct:
      Mary said “I went to the market”
      Indirect: Mary said that she had gone to the market.
  • Past Continuous Changes to Past Perfect Continuous
    • For Example:
      Direct: Karan told, “He was playing guitar”.
      Indirect: Karan told he had been playing guitar.
  • Future Changes to Present Conditional
    • For Example:
      Direct: She said, “I will play piano tomorrow at the auditorium”
      Indirect: She said that she would play piano the next day at the auditorium.
  • Future Continuous Changes to Conditional Continuous
    • For Example:
      Direct: She said, “I’ll be leaving the office next week”
      Indirect: She said that she would be leaving the office the following week.

 Here we have some practice questions for Speech and Voices – 

Question 1

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He said, “Oh! It’s very hot. I can’t eat”

He exclaimed with sorrow that it was very hot and he can’t eat.

He exclaimed with sorrow that it was very hot and he can’t eat.

He exclaimed with sorrow that it was very hot and he was unable to eat

He exclaimed with sorrow that it was very hot and he was unable to eat

He exclaimed with sorrow that it was very hot and he couldn’t eat.

He exclaimed with sorrow that it was very hot and he couldn’t eat.

He exclaims with sorrow that it was very hot and he couldn’t eat.

He exclaims with sorrow that it was very hot and he couldn’t eat.

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Question 2

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Ram said to me, “I am sorry to hear that you have lost your dad”

Ram told me I was sorry I had lost my dad

Ram told me I was sorry I had lost my dad

Ram was sorry I had lost my dad.

Ram was sorry I had lost my dad.

Ram comforted me on the death of my dad

Ram comforted me on the death of my dad

Ram sympathised with me on hearing I had lost my dad.

Ram sympathised with me on hearing I had lost my dad.

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Question 3

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My father said to me,” Wait for me outside”.

My father told me to wait for him outside.

My father told me to wait for him outside.

My father said that I have to wait for him outside.

My father said that I have to wait for him outside.

My father wanted me to wait for him only outside.

My father wanted me to wait for him only outside.

My father politely asked me to wait outside.

My father politely asked me to wait outside.

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Question 4

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James said, “There is a snake outside the gate”.

James said that there was a snake outside the gate

James said that there was a snake outside the gate

James said that there is a snake outside the gate.

James said that there is a snake outside the gate.

James says that there was a snake outside the gate.

James says that there was a snake outside the gate.

James says that there is a snake outside the gate

James says that there is a snake outside the gate

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Question 5

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Rosita said,” I am driving to university tomorrow”

Rosita said that she is driving to university tomorrow.

Rosita said that she is driving to university tomorrow.

Rosita said that she was driving to university the next day

Rosita said that she was driving to university the next day

Rosita says that she was driving to university tomorrow.

Rosita says that she was driving to university tomorrow.

Rosita said that she had been driving to university the next day.

Rosita said that she had been driving to university the next day.

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Question 6

Time: 00:00:00
Amit said,” I have washed my jeans yesterday.”

Amit says that he had washed his jeans the day before.

Amit says that he had washed his jeans the day before.

Amit said that he had washed his jeans yesterday.

Amit said that he had washed his jeans yesterday.

Amit said that he had washed his jeans the day before.

Amit said that he had washed his jeans the day before.

Amit said that he had been washing his jeans the day before.

Amit said that he had been washing his jeans the day before.

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Question 7

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They said, “We have been supporting BJP since its inception”

They said that they had supported BJP since its inception.

They said that they had supported BJP since its inception.

They said that they has been supporting BJP since its inception

They said that they has been supporting BJP since its inception

They said that they were supporting BJP since its inception.

They said that they were supporting BJP since its inception.

They said that they had been supporting BJP since its inception.

They said that they had been supporting BJP since its inception.

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Question 8

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Boss said to me, “You didn’t help me in my project”

Boss told me that I did not helped him in his project.

Boss told me that I did not helped him in his project.

Boss told me that I had not helped him in his project

Boss told me that I had not helped him in his project

Boss told me that I have not helped him in his project

Boss told me that I have not helped him in his project

Boss told me that I had not been helped him in his project.

Boss told me that I had not been helped him in his project.

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Question 9

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Tom said,” I was writing an application to the collector about the pathetic condition of road”

Tom said that he was writing an application to the collector about the pathetic condition of road.

Tom said that he was writing an application to the collector about the pathetic condition of road.

Tom said that he has been writing an application to the collector about the pathetic condition of road.

Tom said that he has been writing an application to the collector about the pathetic condition of road.

Tom said that he had been writing an application to the collector about the pathetic condition of road.

Tom said that he had been writing an application to the collector about the pathetic condition of road.

Tom said that he had written an application to the collector about the pathetic condition of road.

Tom said that he had written an application to the collector about the pathetic condition of road.

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Question 10

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Somnath said, “I passed the UPSC exam two years ago”

Somnath said that he had passed the UPSC exam two years ago.

Somnath said that he had passed the UPSC exam two years ago.

Somnath said that he passed the UPSC exam two years before

Somnath said that he passed the UPSC exam two years before

Somnath said that he has passed the UPSC exam two years before

Somnath said that he has passed the UPSC exam two years before

Somnath said that he had passed the UPSC exam two years before.

Somnath said that he had passed the UPSC exam two years before.

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Question 11

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Rosie said, “I will not attend the meeting now”

Rosie said that she will not attend the meeting then.

Rosie said that she will not attend the meeting then.

Rosie said that she would not attend the meeting now.

Rosie said that she would not attend the meeting now.

Rosie said that she would not attend the meeting then.

Rosie said that she would not attend the meeting then.

Rosie said that she should not attend the meeting then.

Rosie said that she should not attend the meeting then.

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Question 12

Time: 00:00:00
They said, “We will not be leaving the office without salary”

They say that they would not be leaving the office with salary.

They say that they would not be leaving the office with salary.

They said that they were leaving the office without salary

They said that they were leaving the office without salary

They said that they will not be leaving the office without salary

They said that they will not be leaving the office without salary

They said that they would not be leaving the office without salary

They said that they would not be leaving the office without salary

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Question 13

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Alice said, “I will have baked the cake by the time they will arrive”