Problems on Change of Speech

21) The player said, “I have to win the match.”

  1. The player said that he has to win the match.
  2. The player said that he had to win the match.
  3. The player told that he has to win the match.
  4. The player said that I have to win the match.

22) He said to his father, “I did not go to school yesterday.”

  1. He admitted that he had not gone to school the previous day to his father.
  2. He told his father that he had not gone to school the previous day.
  3. He admitted to his father that he had not gone to school the previous day.
  4. He told his father that he would not go to school the previous day.

23) “There are auditions going on”, the director said to me.

  1. The director told me that they have auditions going on.
  2. The director told me that there are auditions going on.
  3. The director told me that they had auditions going on.
  4. The director told me that there were auditions going on.

24) The teacher said to Jack, “Practice Trigonometry.”

  1. The teacher told Jack to practice trigonometry.
  2. The teacher wanted Jack to practice trigonometry.
  3. The teacher ordered Jack to practice trigonometry.
  4. The teacher asked Jack to practice trigonometry.

25) The police officer said to his team, “catch the criminal, now.”

  1. The police officer said to his team to catch the criminal then.
  2. The police officer ordered his team to catch the criminal then.
  3. The police officer told his team to catch the criminal then.
  4. The police officer advised his team to catch the criminal then.

26) The teacher says to the student, “honesty is the best policy.”

  1. The teacher told the student that honesty is the best policy.
  2. The teacher informs the student that honesty is the best policy.
  3. The teacher tells the student that honesty is the best policy.
  4. The teacher tells the student that honesty was the best policy.

27) The little girl said to the mother, “Why do you work so hard?”

  1. The little girl told the mother why you work so hard.
  2. The little girl wanted to know why her mother worked so hard.
  3. The little girl asked the mother why you worked so hard.
  4. The little girl asked the mother why she worked so hard.

28) The watchman said to the thief, “If you jump the wall, I will call the police.”

  1. The watchman warned the thief that he would call the police if he jumped the wall.
  2. The watchman informed the thief that he would call the police if he jumped the wall.
  3. The watchman told the thief that he would call the police if he jumped the wall.
  4. The watchman advised the thief that if he jumped the wall he would call the police.

29) Jack said, “Is it a routine health checkup.”

  1. Jack asked is it a routine health checkup.
  2. Jack asked if it was a routine health checkup.
  3. Jack asked if it is a routine health checkup.
  4. Jack asked whether it was a routine health checkup.

30) They said, “It was our mistake.”

  1. They admitted it was their mistake.
  2. They said it was their mistake.
  3. They confirmed that it was their mistake.
  4. They said that it was their mistake.

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