Direct and indirect speech | CBSE class 10 grammar worksheets

Read the pieces of conversation and complete the sentences.

1. Alice Walker’s friend: How does your mother spend the winter evenings?

Alice Walker: My mother spends the winter evenings making quilts.

a) What did Alice walker’s friend ask?

Alice walker’s friend asked ………………………….

b) What was Alice Walker’s reply?

Alice Walker replied ……………………………

 

2. Gulliver: Why do you search my pocket?

Soldier: It is the order of the king.

a) What did Gulliver ask?

Gulliver asked ……………………………

b) What was the soldier’s reply?

The soldier replied ……………………………..

 

3. Hazel: Why don’t you rest your handicap bag on the pillows?

George: I don’t notice it any more.

a) What did Hazel ask?

Hazel asked …………………………………

b) What was George’s reply?

George replied ………………………………..

 

4. Subal: Why are you still in bed?

Sushil: I have a terrible stomach ache.

a) What did Subal ask Sushil?

Subal asked …………………………………….

b) What was Sushil’s reply?

Sushil replied ………………………………..

 

5. Girl: What are you searching for?

Man: I am searching for my purse.

a) What did the girl ask the man?

The girl asked ………………………………….

b) What was the man’s reply?

The man replied ………………………………..

 

6. Mira: How long have you been learning English?

Janaki: I have been learning English for six months.

a) What did Mira ask Janaki?

Mira asked ……………………………..

b) What did Janaki reply?

Janaki replied …………………………………..

 

7. Rashmi: Where is your umbrella?

Gauri: I have left it at home.

a) What did Rashmi ask?

Rashmi asked ………………………………..

b) What did Gauri reply?

Gauri replied ………………………………..

 

8. Kabir: What is the problem with you?

Aditi: I don’t like this party. I want to go home.

a) What did Kabir ask?

Kabir asked ……………………………………

b) What did Aditi say?

Aditi replied …………………………………..

 

9. John: When did you get your licence?

Peter: I got my licence last Monday.

a) What did John ask?

John asked …………………………………….

b) What did Peter reply?

Peter replied ………………………………….

Answers

1. a) Alice walker’s friend asked her how her mother spent the winter evenings. b) Alice Walker replied that her mother spent the winter evenings making quilts.

2. a) Gulliver asked the soldier why he searched his pocket. b) The soldier replied that it was the order of the king.

3. a) Hazel asked George why he didn’t rest his handicap bag on the pillows. b) George replied that he didn’t notice it any more.

4. a) Subal asked Sushil why he was still in bed. b) Sushil replied that he had a terrible stomach ache.

5. a) The girl asked the man what he was searching for. b) The man replied that he was searching for his purse.

6. a) Mira asked Janaki how long she had been learning English. b) Janaki replied that she had been learning English for six months.

7. a) Rashmi asked Gauri where her umbrella was. b) Gauri replied that she had left it at home.

8. a) Kabir asked Aditi what was the problem with her. b) Aditi replied that she didn’t like the party and that she wanted to go home.

9. a) John asked Peter when he had got his licence. b) Peter replied that he had got his licence the Monday before.

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