Directions: In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/ Indirect Speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/ Direct Speech.
Rahul said, “My life is more complicated than I want it to be.”
Correct Answer : b ) Rahul said that his life was more complicated than he wanted it to be.Explanation :
The given sentence is in Direct Speech.
When a sentence is converted from Direct to Indirect speech, some common rules are followed:
- All inverted commas or quotation marks are omitted and the sentence ends with a full stop.
- The conjunction ‘that’ is added before the indirect statement.
- The pronoun is changed from first person to third person.
- When stating a fact, the tense of the auxiliary or the main verb does not change.
In the above sentence, the subject (Rahul) mentions that his life is complicated, which is equivalent to stating a fact. The sentence that completely follows all rules of conversion is sentence B.
Hence, (B) is the correct answer.
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