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    Change each of the following direct speech to reported speech by completing the sentence
     
1.   She asked, "Have you been here before ?"
    She asked me if _____________________.
     
2.   "Is your sister still asleep ?" my mother asked.
    My mother asked _____________________.
     
3.   The policeman said, "Show me your license."
    The policeman demanded _______________.
     
4.   "Shall I open the windows for you ?" he asked.
    He asked me whether ___________________.
    He offered to ______________________.
     
5.   "Where will you be going for your holidays ?" she asked.
    She wanted to know ____________________________.
     
6.   "When will you be visiting the hospital ? I want to come along," she said.
    She wanted to know _________________________________.
     
7.   "Is the ship leaving on Monday or Tuesday ?" She inquired.
    She inquired whether __________________________.
     
8.   "What's wrong with your cheek ? Have you been fighting again ?" my mother asked.
    My mother asked what _____________________________.
     
9.   "Did you learn anything interesting at the seminar ?" he inquired.
    He inquired _________________________________.
     
10.   "The purpose of this project is to encourage teamwork and inculcate a sense of belonging," he said.
    He said that _________________________________________________.
     

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    Answers
     
1.   ... I had been there before.
2.   ... whether my sister was still asleep.
3.   ... to see my license.
4.   ... he should open the windows for me. / ... open the windows for me.
5.   ... where I would be going for my holidays.
6.   ... when I would be visiting the hospital as she wanted to come along.
7.   ... the ship was leaving on Monday or Tuesday.
8.   --- was wrong with my cheek and whether I had been fighting again.
9.   ... if I learnt anything interesting at the seminar.
10.   ... the purpose of that project was to encourage teamwork and inculcate a sense of belonging.
     
 
 
 

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