Reported Speech Exercises for Class 10

One of the essential English Grammar concepts that almost all of us have studied in our junior classes is the reported speech. Having a clear understanding of reported speech helps students to use the sentences correctly. A student who has a basic understanding of reported speech can solve any type of related questions in higher classes.

This article will include various reported speech exercises that can be asked in your Class 10 exams. The BYJU’S team has designed the following exercises keeping in mind the Class 10 examination. Let’s go through the following exercises below.

Reported Speech Exercises for Class 10 with Answers

How many exercises have you found where the answers are already given? Very few, right? These exercises provided by the BYJU’S come with answers so that students can check once they are done solving the exercises. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and check how many of the questions you attempted are correct.

Change as Directed

Read the following sentences and change them into reported speech.

  1. Mimi said, “I have been writing this letter.”
  2. I said, “Sam’s driving the car.”
  3. My uncle said, “I am cooking lunch.”
  4. My brother said, “I had already eaten.”
  5. The old lady said to the girl, “Where did you come from?”
  6. Jon said, “I like to play rugby.”
  7. My mother said, “I get up early in the morning.”
  8. The maths teacher said, “three divided by three is one.”
  9. Mohit said, “Switzerland is a very beautiful country.”
  10. Ruben said, “It is very cold outside.”
  11. The teacher said, “The French Revolution took place in 1789.”
  12. Uma said, “I saw a Royal Bengal Tiger in the zoo.”
  13. Luke said, “I can do this homework.”
  14. Aswini said to her mother, “I have passed the test”.
  15. Daphne said to Antony, “I will go to London tomorrow.”
  16. The boy said, “My father is sleeping.”
  17. The traffic police said to us, “Where are you going?”
  18. The man shouted,” Let me go.”
  19. Shivina said, “Alas! I am lost.”
  20. “I know her contact number,” said Helena
  21. Stefen said, “My granny is making pasta.”
  22. Raj said to Simran, “Have you ever been to the National Museum?”
  23. Anish said to Sid, “Please lend me the book.”
  24. The teacher said to the parents, “Shelly is working very hard.”
  25. Joshua said, “I have completed my assignment.”
  26. I said to Alka, “How long will you stay here?”
  27. The child said to his dad, “I want an ice cream.”
  28. Meera said, “I am not feeling well.”
  29. The teacher said to Vivek, “Draw the diagram of the plant’s parts.”
  30. Irin said, “I am playing the piano.”
  31. My mother said to me, “Help me carry this bag.”
  32. Rahul said, “My sister is very helpful to me.”
  33. The news reporter said, “Due to heavy rains, the aeroplane couldn’t take off”.
  34. Urmi said to her mother, “I want a slice of pizza.”
  35. I said to Daniel, “Are you reading this book?”

Answers –

  1. Mimi said that she had been writing that letter.
  2. I said that Sam was driving the car.
  3. My uncle said that he was cooking lunch.
  4. My brother said that he had already eaten.
  5. The old lady asked the girl where she had come from.
  6. Jon said that he liked to play rugby.
  7. My mother said that she gets up early in the morning.
  8. The maths teacher said that three divided by three is one.
  9. Mohit said that Switzerland is a very beautiful country.
  10. Ruben said that it was very cold outside.
  11. The teacher said that the French Revolution took place in 1789.
  12. Uma said that she saw a Royal Bengal Tiger in the zoo.
  13. Luke said that he could do that homework.
  14. Aswini told her mother that she had passed the test.
  15. Daphne informed Antony that she would go to Bangalore the next day.
  16. The boy said that his father was sleeping
  17. The traffic police asked/enquired where we were going.
  18. The man shouted to them to let him go.
  19. Shivina exclaimed sadly that she was lost.
  20. Helen said that she knew her contact number.
  21. Stefen said that his granny was making pasta.
  22. Raj asked Simran if she had ever been to the National Museum.
  23. Anish requested Sid to lend him the book.
  24. The teachers told the parents that Shelly was working very hard.
  25. Joshua said that he had completed his assignment.
  26. I asked Alka how long she would stay here.
  27. The child said to his dad that he wanted an ice cream
  28. Meera said that she was not feeling well.
  29. The teacher instructed Vivek to draw the diagram of the plant’s parts.
  30. Irin said that she was playing the piano.
  31. My mother asked me to help her carry that bag
  32. Rahul said that his sister is very helpful to him.
  33. The news reporter said that due to heavy rains, the aeroplane couldn’t take off.
  34. Urmi said to her mother that she wanted a slice of pizza.
  35. I asked Daniel whether he was reading that book.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is direct narration?

When the actual words/sentences spoken by the speaker are quoted in a speech, it is known as direct speech/narration.

Is knowing reported speech necessary for Class 10?

Yes, obviously, having a basic understanding of reported speech is necessary for students of any class or age, irrespective of their different boards. Solving these reported speech exercises will help students gain a clearer understanding of the direct and indirect (reported) speech.

What is indirect speech?

When the quoted speech is reported in the form of a narrative without changing the meaning of the actual quotation/words by the speaker, it is called indirect speech. Indirect speech is also known as reporting speech.

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