Reference Notes | English
Reporting – Meaning Into Words
For: Class 12 | Solution of Work Book
Unit 6: Reporting
1. Complete the sentences. Report what was said.
a. Ram to Shyam: Would you like to for lunch?
Ans: Ram invited Shyam to stay for lunch.
b. Ranjeeta: I’m sorry I caused so much trouble.
Ans: Ranjeeta apologized for causing trouble.
c. Sita to Geeta: You ought to see a doctor.
Ans: Sita advised Gita to see a doctor.
d. Tashi: I’ll do the washing-up.
Ans: Tashi offered to do the washing up.
2. Change the following into indirect: Begin with the words given in brackets.
a. ‘Shall we go for walk?’ (She asked.
Ans: She asked if we would go for a walk.
b. ‘What else would you suggest for the trip?’ (He wanted to know from me.
Ans: He wanted to know from me what else I would suggest for the trip.
c. How does it feel to ride a cable car?’ (She questioned.
Ans: He questioned how it felt like to ride a cable car.
d. ‘I’m counting on your help.’ (He repeated.
Ans: He repeated that he was counting on my help.
3. Report the following remark, using a suitable verb from the list. Decide who you think made the remark. beg, promise, suggest, threaten, recommend.
a. If you don’t do what I say, I’ll report to the police.
Ans: He threatened to report me to the police if I didn’t do what he said.
b. Please! You must help me! I don’t know what to do!
Ans: He begged me to help him.
c. You should spend a week in Rara- It’s lovely.
Ans: He recommended me to spend a week in Rara.
d. I’ll buy an ice-cream if you’re good.
Ans: He promised to buy me an ice-cream if I were good.
e. Why don’t you paint the ceiling yellow?
Ans: He suggested that I should paint the ceiling yellow.
4. Report the following remarks, beginning He told me ..
a. I’ve had my hair cut.
Ans: He told me that he had had his hair cut.
b. I’m reading that book you lent me.
Ans: He told me that he was reading that book I had lent him.
c. I wasn’t invited to the party.
Ans: He told me that he hadn’t been invited to the party.
d. The price of petroleum product’s going to go up.
Ans: He told me that the price of petroleum product was going to go up.
e. I’ll tell her when I see her.
Ans: He told me that he would tell her when he saw her.
5. Choose one of the verbs in the list to report each of the remarks below:
Urge, insist, advise, suggest, threaten, recommend
Example: It’s very important for you to give up drinks.
He urged me to give up drinks.
a. I’ll report you the police if you don’t do what I say.
Ans: He threatened to report to the police if I didn’t do what he said.
b. Why don’t you start medicine if you can’t bear the pain?
Ans: He advised me to start medicine if I couldn’t bear the pain.
c. No, I’ve already told you- I am going to pay.
Ans: He insisted on paying.
d. You really ought to have your bike serviced, you see.
Ans: He recommended me to have my bike serviced.
e. You should try it once again. You may win.
Ans: He suggested that I should try.
6. Change the direct speech into indirect speech beginning:
He told/ asked me …
a. “Did you have your meal?”
Ans: He asked me if I had had my meal.
b. “You can take as many books as you like”.
Ans: He told me I could take as many books as I liked.
c. “The rate of interest is going down”.
Ans: He told me the rate of interest was going down.
d. “Have you finished all your book”.
Ans:He asked me if I had finished all my work.
e. “Have you cleaned your room”.
Ans: He asked me if I had cleaned my room.
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