Indirect to Direct Speech

The conversion of Indirect to Direct Speech generally presents no special difficulties.

Follow all the rules which we learned for changing the Direct to Indirect Speech in reverse for changing Indirect to Direct Speech.

The following examples will show you how simple and easy it is.

Examples:

• Indirect: He enquired whether his name was Ahmed.
• Direct: He said to him, “Is not your name Ahmed?”

• Indirect: As the stranger entered the town, he was met by a police man who asked him if he was a traveler. He answered carelessly that it would appear so.
• Direct: As the stranger entered the town, he was met by a police, man who asked, “Are you a traveler?” “So it would appear”, He replied carelessly.

• Indirect: She asked how she, a girl, who can not ride or use sword or lance, be of any help. Rather, she would stay at home and spin beside her dear mother.
• Direct: She said, “How can I, a girl, who can not ride or use sword or lance, be of any help? Rather would I stay at home and spin beside my dear mother?”

Follow all the rules which we learned for changing the Direct to Indirect Speech in reverse for changing Indirect to Direct Speech.

Examples:

• Indirect: Clinton asked John to go with him.
• Direct: Clinton said to John, “Come with me.”

• Indirect: The stranger asked Alice where he lived.
• Direct: The stranger said to Alice, ‘where do you live?’

• Indirect: An old mouse asked who would bell the cat.
• Direct: An old mouse said, “Who will bell the cat?”

• Indirect: Ram said to his mother that he would be late that night.
• Direct: Ram said to his mother, “I will be late today night.”

These examples are enough for you to understand how to change an Indirect to Direct Speech.

Follow all the rules which we learned for changing the Direct to Indirect Speech in reverse for changing Indirect to Direct Speech.

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