Verbal Ability - Change of Speech - Discussion

Discussion :: Change of Speech - Section 1 (Q.No.1)

In the questions below the sentences have been given in Direct/Indirect speech. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.


"If you don't keep quiet I shall shoot you", he said to her in a calm voice.

[A]. He warned her to shoot if she didn't keep quiet calmly.
[B]. He said calmly that I shall shoot you if you don't be quiet.
[C]. He warned her calmly that he would shoot her if she didn't keep quiet.
[D]. Calmly he warned her that be quiet or else he will have to shoot her.

Answer: Option C


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Soumya said: (Mar 2, 2011)  
Option C is the accurate Indirect Speech of what he said to her.

Nirmal Janarthanan said: (Aug 2, 2011)  
In direct-indirect speech, present tense must be changed to past, here option A & option C is in past, option B & C is removed and in option A, CALM is not mentioned. So OPTION C is Accurate.

Siva said: (Dec 28, 2011)  
Can you tell the reason why answer 4 is wrong?

Deepanshu said: (Mar 7, 2012)  
Answer 4 is wrong because it is in future tense, present tense is change into past tense in change of speech.

Khurshaid Anwar said: (Oct 9, 2014)  
Option C is the correct one due to tense wise change and looking at the nature of the whole sentence as well.

Om Prakash123 said: (Aug 13, 2015)  
Why the C is right?

Acchilal said: (Oct 29, 2015)  
Option C is correct answer because tense wise change and looking at the nature of the whole sentence as well.

Mahesh said: (Mar 3, 2016)  
Yes, option C is correct because the tense is to be changed into the past but not to the future.

As per the nature of the tense.

Neha Manoriya said: (Jul 18, 2016)  
In the 4th option will is used that is the reason 4th is incorrect because according to direct/indirect speech rule tense change from present to past.

Sachin said: (Jan 31, 2017)  
Agree @Mahesh.

The correct option is C.

Felix Uganda said: (Apr 22, 2017)  
Thanks for the given explanation.

Kapil Kr Gautam said: (Jun 8, 2017)  
There are three situation in one sentence.

1) if you don't keep quite " there is an order "
2) i shall shoot you " there is a clear action "
3) He said to her in a calm way " there is an action ".

So answer would be in a past sentence as well as in the combination of three situation. That's way answer "C" is correct.

Sumit said: (Mar 9, 2018)  
Can shall be converted into would?

P.Sasi Priya said: (Jul 9, 2018)  
Reported verb -that is used in imperative sentence will changes to would and shall changes to should.

Suman said: (Aug 9, 2018)  
I do not understand why here use in calmly?

Sandhiya said: (Aug 31, 2018)  
Why calmly is used here?

Sanjay Kumar Thory said: (Aug 29, 2019)  
I do not understand why here use in calmly? Please explain me.

Shraddha Mishra said: (Jun 6, 2020)  
Calmly is used because the questions say that "he said to her in a calm voice". So, we have to include the tone of the statement to indicate the manner of saying.

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