Directions (Q. 1-5): 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.

1. He said to the interviewer, “Could you please repeat the question ?”

He requested the interviewer if he could please repeat the question

He requested the interviewer to please repeat the question

He requested the interviewer to repeat the question

He requested the interviewer if he could repeat the question

2. He said, “Be quiet and listen to my words.”

He urged them to be quiet and listen to his words

He urged them and said be quiet and listen to words

He said they should be quiet and listen to his words

He said you should be quiet and listen to my words

3. He said to me, “I have often told you not to play with fire.”

He said that he has often been telling me not to play with fire

He told me that he had often told me not to play with fire

He reminded me that he often said to me not to play with fire

He said to me that he often told me not to play with fire

4. The Captain said to his men, "Stand at ease."

The Captain urged his men to stand at ease

The Captain wanted his men to stand at ease

The Captain told his men that they should stand at ease

The Captain commanded his men to stand at ease

5. Pawan said to me, “If I hear any news, I’ll phone you.”

Pawan told me that if he heard any news, he will phone me

Pawan told me that if he will hear any news, he will phone me

Pawan told me if he had heard any news, he would phone me

Pawan told me that if he heard any news, he would phone me

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