Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.
Mr. Mehta told me that he had updated the schedule for the entire week.
Correct Answer : c ) Mr. Mehta said to me, ‘I have updated the schedule for the entire week.’Explanation :
The given sentence is in indirect speech; we need to change it to direct.
- Commas and inverted commas replace ‘that’.
- Reporting verb (told) is changed to ‘said to’.
- Past perfect (had updated) changes to Present Perfect tense (have updated).
- First person pronoun ‘I’ changes to ‘he’ as per the subject ‘Mr. Mehta’.
The indirect form is – ‘Mr. Mehta said to me, ‘I have updated the schedule for the entire week.’
Hence, (C) is the correct answer.
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