Speech and Voices Questions and Answers

Speech and Voices Questions​

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Definition of Speech and Voices

The functions of speech, voice and language are interrelated on the grounds of English communication. 

In English grammar, voice of words or verbs tells the state of action or the exaggeration and emphasis laid on the same. Voice expresses arguments between subject and object. The sentence is in active voice when the subject is taken as the doer of the action. Whereas, the sentence is in passive voice when the subject is the aim or the undergoer of the action.

On the other hand, speech is for expressing thoughts and ideas orally or in a communicative manner. There are two types of speech in English language, direct and indirect speech. Direct speech takes the exact words or phrase spoken. Indirect speech is often used to describe past experiences or actions. So, usually the tense in the sentence is changed here and reporting verbs such as ask, tell, say, etc. are used to report the action.

Rules

  • Inverted commas are never used when using indirect speech.
  • Words like ‘that’ can be used in occasional circumstances
  • We always place the sentences in direct speech under quotation marks and there cannot be any changes made while writing these sentences.
  • The order of subject and object in the sentence can be changed when converting into active and passive voice.
  • Third form of verb (V3) or past participle will only be used as main verb in the passive voice.

Question 1

Time: 00:00:00
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

Time: 00:00:00
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

Time: 00:00:00
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

Time: 00:00:00
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

Time: 00:00:00
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

Time: 00:00:00
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

Time: 00:00:00
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

Time: 00:00:00
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

Time: 00:00:00
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

Time: 00:00:00
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

Time: 00:00:00
Alice said, “I will have baked the cake by the time they will arrive”

Alice said that she will have baked the cake by the time they would arrive

Alice said that she will have baked the cake by the time they would arrive

Alice said that she would baked the cake by the time they will arrive.

Alice said that she would baked the cake by the time they will arrive.

Alice said that she would have baked the cake by the time they will arrive.

Alice said that she would have baked the cake by the time they will arrive.

Alice said that she would have cooked the food by the time they would arrive.

Alice said that she would have cooked the food by the time they would arrive.