Direct Indirect Speech With Examples Pdf

Direct Indirect Speech With Examples Pdf!

What is Direct and Indirect speech with Examples?

Direct Speech is used to describe a thing that is repeated exactly as it was, while indirect speech is used to describes the same situation, in indirect speech instead of repeating the same situation, it involves reporting or describing what was said in inverted commas.

Direct and Indirect Speech Examples

Direct Speech: Go to bed! mother said to the children.

Indirect Speech: Mother told her children to go to bed.

Direct Indirect Speech Examples List

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“I’ve found a new job,” my mother said.

My mother said that she had found a new job.

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 Ali said, “they will wait for us for an hour only.”

Ali said that they would wait for them for an hour only.

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Are you living here?

He asked me if I was living here.

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Come at 11!

Alex told me to come at 11.

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Dance with me!

Maria told me to dance with her.

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Did you do your homework?

He asked me if I did (had done) my homework.

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Don’t smoke!

The teacher told us not to smoke.

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Everything is going fine.

The news says that everything is going fine.

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George is said, “I write a letter”.

George is said that she wrote a letter.

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Go to bed! mother said to the children.

The mother told the children to go to bed.

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He asked her, “How often do you work?”

He asked her how often she worked.

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He said, “I had lived in Paris.”

He said that she had lived in Paris.

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 He said to me, “what are you looking for?”

He asked me what I was looking for.

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 He said, “Do you agree with me?”

He asked whether I agreed with him.

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He said, “he is listening to the music”

He said that he was listening to music.

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He said, “I am a football player.”

He said that he was a football player.

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He said, “I can swim.”

He said he could swim.

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 He said, “I hope you will not repeat this mistake.”

He said that he hoped I would not repeat that mistake.

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He said, “I like coffee.”

He said (that) he likes coffee.

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He said, “I live in the city center.”

He said he lived in the city center.

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 He said, “I shall explain this to you only if you listen to me with patience.”

He said that he would explain that to me only if I listened to him with patience.

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He said, “I was teaching earlier.”

He said he had been teaching earlier.

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He said, “I will wash my teeth”.

He said he would wash his teeth.

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He said, “Man is mortal.”

He said that man is mortal.

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 He said, “she sang a beautiful ‘song’ at the concert last night.”

He said that she had sung a beautiful ‘song’ at the concert the previous night.

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 He said, “the boy did not put up a good show last night.”

He said that the boys had not put up a good show the previous night.

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 He said, “will you listen to me?”

He asked whether I would listen to him.

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 He said,  “I complete my drawing half an hour ago.”

He said that he had completed his drawing half an hour before.

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He works in a bank.

She said that he worked in a bank.

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I am a doctor he said.

He said he was a doctor.

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I am leaving home now.”

He said that he left home then.

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I am living in Paris.

He said that he was living in Paris.

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I am reading a book, he explained.

He explained that he was reading a book.

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I bought a car.

He said he bought a car.

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I can help you tomorrow.

She said that she could help me tomorrow.

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I can speak perfect Spanish.

He said he could speak perfect Spanish.

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I could swim when I was five.

My girl friend said (that) she could swim when she was five.

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I could swim when I was four.

He said he could swim when he was four.

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I didn’t go to the party.

Alex said that he hadn’t gone to the party.

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I don’t know what to do.

Samuel added that he didn’t know what to do.

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I don’t understand you.

Teacher said that he didn’t understand me.

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I had taken Spanish lessons before.

He said he had taken Spanish lessons before.

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I have been to France, she told me.

She told me that she had been to France.

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I haven’t seen George recently.

She said that she hadn’t seen George recently.

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I haven’t seen Mary.

He said he hadn’t seen Mary.

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I like ice cream.

He said that he liked ice cream.

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I might be late.

He said he might be late.

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I need help with my work.

George said, “I need help with my homework.”

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I never get up late, my mother said.

My mother said that she never got up late.

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I often enjoy myself.

Mary will say that she often enjoys herself.

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I often have big a hamburger.

My son says that he often has a big hamburger.

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I said, “He is driving a car”

I said that he was driving a car.

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I should call my mother.

He said he should call her mother.

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I was sleeping when Mary called.

He said that he had been sleeping when Mary called.

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I was walking along the Street.

He said he had been walking along the Street.

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I will study”, Mary said.

I will study”, said Mary.

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I would help, but…

He said he would help but…

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I write poems.

He says that he writes poems.

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I’II see you later.

He said he would see me later.

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I’m angry with you.

My mother said she was angry with me.

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I’m going to come.

She said that she was going to come.

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I’m living in Texas now.

Her father said that he was living in London now.

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I’m sitting on the chair.

Arya said that she was sitting on the chair.

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I’m sorry about the accident.

George told Samuel (that) he was sorry about the accident.

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I’m waiting for Michael, she said.

She said (that) she was waiting for Michael”.

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It is too late.

I said it was too late.

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Mark arrived on Sunday, he said.

He said that Mark had arrived on Sunday.

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Mark said, “Bill needs a pencil.”

Mark said that Bill needed a pencil.

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Mary said, “I have been writing this essay.”

Mary said that he had been writing that essay.

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May I go out?

She wanted to know if she might go out.

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Mercedes is a good car.

Tom said Mercedes was a good car.

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Michael asked Tom, “Are you married?”

Michael asked Tom whether she was married.

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Michael said, “I have finished my lunch.”

She said that she had finished his lunch.

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Michael said, “I may go there.’

Michael says that she may go there.

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Michael said, “I will buy a new car.”

Michael said that she will buy a new car.

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Michael was ill.

Michael’s father said (that) Michael had been ill.

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Must I do the city?

My sister asked if she had to do the city.

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My boyfriend asked, “Do you like horror films?”

Do you like horror films? my boyfriend asked.

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My brother said, “I met Alex yesterday.’

My brother said that he had met Alex yesterday.

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My father is helping me study.

He said his father was helping him study.

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My father said, “I am cooking dinner.”

My father said he was cooking dinner.

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My father was born in 1962.

My father told us that he was born in 1962.

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My mother isn’t very well.

She said that her mother wasn’t very well.

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My parents are very well.

Alex said that his parents were very well.

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My sister said, “I had already eaten.”

My sister said she had already eaten.

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My son, do the exercise.“

She told her son to do the exercise.

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Please don’t be late.

He asked them not to be late.

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Please help me carry this!

My mother asked me to help her carry that.

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Please help me!

He asked me to help him.

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Please wash your hands!

My father told me to wash my hands.

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Sansa said, “I am very busy now”.

Sansa said that she was very busy then.

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She is American, she said.

She said she was American.

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 She said, “Are you going to Lahore today?”

She asked whether I was going to Lahore that day.

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 She said, “he rang me up at twelve midnight.”

She said that he had rung her up at twelve midnight.

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 She said, “I did not go to school yesterday.”

She said that she had not gone to school the previous day.

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She said, “I might come early.”

She said she might come early.

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 She said, “I shall never do such a thing.”

She said that she would never do such a thing.

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She said, “I went to the shopping center.”

She said that she had gone to the shopping center.

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She said, “I’ve missed my train.”

She said that she’d missed her train.

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 She said, “They have not eaten their meals.”

She said that they had not eaten their meals.

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She said: “I would buy a new house if I were rich”.

She said that she would buy a new house if she had been rich”.

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She said; “The exam is difficult.

She said the test was difficult.

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 The brother said to me, “you have missed the point completely.”

The brother told me that I had missed the point completely.

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The butcher told us, “We are closing at 7 o’clock.”

The butcher told us that we were closing at 7 o’clock.

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The dentist said, “Your father doesn’t need an operation.”

The dentist said that my father doesn’t need an operation.

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The Minister said, “There will be no growth this year.”

The Minister said that there will be no growth this year.

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 The teacher said to us, “you have not completed your drawing.”

The teacher told us that we had not completed our drawing.

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 The teacher said, “I have often told you not to play with fire.”

The teacher said that he had often told me not to play with fire.

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They said, “They have taken exercise.”

They said that they had taken exercise.

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 They said, “we have done our duty.”

They said that they had done their duty.

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 They said, “We shall never make a promise we cannot fulfill.”

They said that they would never make a promise they could not fulfill.

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Today is nice, said, George.

George said that day was nice.

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We can communicate smoothly.

They said that they could communicate smoothly.

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We can´t go to the zoo next week.

They said they couldn’t go to the zoo next week.

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What are you doing?

He asked me what I was doing.

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What is your name? she asked me.

She asked me what my name was.

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Why are you going to school?

Mary asked Alex why he was going to school.

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