Question of The Day01-09-2020

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

Arnab said to me, "I entrusted all my duties to the subordinate without knowing his skill and ability”.

Answer

Correct Answer : a ) Arnab told me that he had entrusted all his duties to the subordinate without knowing his skill and ability.  

Explanation :

The given sentence is in direct speech and we need to change it to indirect.

In indirect speech,

  • Simple Past tense (entrusted) changes to Past perfect (had entrusted).
  • First person pronoun, i.e., ‘I’ changes to ‘she’ with respect to the subject, i.e. ‘Arnab’.
  • Also, ‘my’ changes to ‘her’.
  • Reporting verb, i.e., ‘Said to’ changes to ‘told’.

The complement part (to the subordinate without knowing his skill and ability) of the sentence remains intact.

The indirect form is- ‘Arnab told me that he had entrusted all his duties to the subordinate without knowing his skill and ability.’

Hence, the correct answer is option A.

 

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