1. Introduction and General Rules

By | August 7, 2020
direct into indirect speech

Direct and Indirect speech is directly not asked in class 9 and 10 in CBSE Board but reported speech is not out of syllabus. It can be asked in gap-filling as giving the right verb forms. So learning direct and indirect speech rules is very necessary. Considering this Edumantra is providing reported speech rules and direct and indirect speech examples in a very easy and convenient manner followed by direct and indirect speech exercises for a nice practice. Learning direct indirect speech rules is not difficult as they are based on tenses. Narration rules given on Edumantra are convenient for all classes. It gives a deep insight of all like sentences like an assertive sentence, interrogative, imperative sentences, exclamatory as well as the optative sentence. Go through these narration exercises with reported speech examples. Narration change will be easy with Edumantra.net. Practice these direct indirect speech exercise and be full of knowledge.

Change of Narration

Direct and Indirect Speech:

There are two ways of reporting the words spoken by a person:

(i)We may quote the actual words of the speaker. This is called Direct Speech. The words of the speaker are enclosed within inverted commas. For example, Rain said to me, -I am going to Delhi.”

 (ii) We may convey the meaning or sense of the speaker without using his actual words. This is called Indirect Speech or Reported Speech. For example:

Ram told me that he was going to Delhi.

 The Reporting Verb and the Reported Speech:

The part outside the inverted commas has three elements i.e. the verb introducing the speech is the Reporting Verb. It has a subject and an object as, e.g. Ram (subject) said (Reporting verb) to me (object). The words of the speech which are placed within the inverted commas are called “the reported speech”. Thus in the above sentence, “I am going to Delhi” is the reported speech.

Want to Learn More:-


2.Rules for Changing Pronoun, Person, Tenses and Adverbs

3. Rules for Changing Assertive/Statements

4. Rules for Changing Interrogative/ Questions

5. Rules for Changing Imperative Sentences

Narration Exercises

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