Question of The Day20-02-2021

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

Jackie said that he had been steering the project with great difficulty and under immense pressure.

Answer

Correct Answer : c ) Jackie said, "I was steering the project with great difficulty and under immense pressure."

Explanation :

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

In direct speech,

  • Past perfect (had been steering) changes to Simple Past tense (was steering)
  • Reporting verb remains the same i.e., said.
  • Third person pronoun (he) changes to ‘I’ as per the subject i.e., ‘Jackie’.
  • Commas and inverted commas replace ‘that’.
  • Complement part (with great difficulty and under immense pressure) takes no change.

The direct form is- Jackie said, "I was steering the project with great difficulty and under immense pressure."

Hence, (C) is the correct answer.

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