Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.
Rishab said to me, "How is the new interior designer’s work?"
Correct Answer : c ) Rishab asked me how the new interior designer’s work was.Explanation :
The given sentence is in direct speech, we need to change it to indirect speech.
In indirect speech,
In case of interrogative sentences with wh- words, commas and inverted commas are replaced with wh- word itself and no use of ‘that’ is made.
Reporting verb (said to) is changed to asked/enquired.
Also, to change the interrogative to assertive/simple sentence,
Subject (the new interior designer’s work) +Verb (was) format is used in indirect speech.
Helping verb ‘is’ changes to ‘was’ because present simple tense changes to past simple.
The indirect form is – ‘Rishab asked me how the new interior designer’s work was.’
Therefore, the correct answer is option (c).
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