REPORTED SPEECH test 2

This exercise is an advanced level multiple choice test with multiple choice questions on reported speech including the topics below.

Reported (Indirect) Speech

• Reporting Statements
• Reporting Questions
• Reporting Imperatives
• Reporting Modals
• Reporting Conditionals, Exclamations
• Reported Speech Mixed Type

1. He told me that he ____ come if he could finish work early.
may
had
has
would
must

2. He said that he ____ the sea bus the following day.
will catch
is going to catch
catched
had catched
would catch

3. I said, "Two fixed menus for us, please."
    I ____ our meal.
proposed
protested
congratulated
ordered
suggested

4. We all know that she informed the teacher about the cheating but she says she didn't.
    She ____ it.
warned
proposed
demanded
denied
admitted

5. I first wanted to take English and Math in summer school but my teacher helped me to make up my mind to take one more lesson.
    My teacher ____ me to take three lessons this summer.
agreed
complained
wished
persuaded
protested

6. Tom says that Jane is lying but he cannot prove it.
    Tom is ____ that Jane is lying.
complaining
realizing
protesting
claiming
wishing

7. "We want to go to Sultanahmet", the tourists said.
    They said that ____ to go to Sultanahmet.
we want
we wanted
they want
they would want
they wanted

8. "Do not touch these cables," the mechanic said.
    He ____ the cables.
requested us to touch
recommends us not to touch
warned us not to touch
claimed not touching
denied us touching

9. "If I were you, I would stay at a less expensive hotel and spend more for extras."
    He ____ us to stay at a cheaper hotel.
denied
discovered
insisted
recommended
promised

10. "I am leaving the city tomorrow," the lecturer said.
     He said ____ leaving the city ____ .
he is / tomorrow
he was / that day
I was / previous day
the following day
he was / the following day

Check answers 1-10 [1] = would
[2] = would catch
[3] = ordered
[4] = denied
[5] = persuaded
[6] = claiming
[7] = they wanted
[8] = warned us not to touch
[9] = recommended
[10] = he was / the following day

11. "He is coming today" the mother said.
     She said that he ____ .
was coming the day before
came the previous day
was coming that day
would come the next day
was going to come / the following day

12. "I came here last week" he said.
     He said he ____ here ____ .
came / last week
had come / last week
had come / the next week
came I the following week
had come / the previous week

13. He said that he ____ the sea bus the day before.
would missed
will miss
might miss
missed
had missed

14. "Go to the blackboard," said the teacher.
     The teacher ____ to the blackboard.
recommended me to go
advises me going
asked me to went
ordered me to go
proclaimed me to go

15. "I am sorry I couldn't come, because I missed the last bus last night."
     He ____ and ____ .
mentioned about not coming / excused himself
accused himself / excused
apologized for not coming / excused himself
blamed himself / accused himself
denied not coming / didn't excuse himself

16. "Are you really behind what you have said?" asked the manager.
     The manager asked him ____ .
how I was supporting his ideas
what kind of a person he is
whether he is reliable or not
if he could stand behind his words
why he has talked like that

17. "Is she the suitable manager secretary?" asked the stuff manager.
     He asked me ____ .
when she could start working
her qualifications
whether she had enough qualifications for the occupation or not
if she can accept the job we offer
how much money she would demand from the company

18. "See my corpse, if you don't eat these cookies" my aunt said although I stated that I do not like them at all."
     She ____ that I should eat some cookies with tea.
protested
promised
denied
admitted
insisted

Check answers 11-18 [11] = was coming that day
[12] = had come / the previous week
[13] = had missed
[14] = ordered me to go
[15] = apologized for not coming / excused himself
[16] = if he could stand behind his words
[17] = whether she had enough qualifications for the occupation or not
[18] = insisted

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