Verbal Ability - Change of Speech - Discussion

Discussion :: Change of Speech - Section 1 (Q.No.3)

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.


His father ordered him to go to his room and study.

[A]. His father said, "Go to your room and study."
[B]. His father said to him, "Go and study in your room."
[C]. His father shouted, "Go right now to your study room"
[D]. His father said firmly, "Go and study in your room."

Answer: Option A


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Ayesha Zoya said: (Sep 29, 2011)  
Hey don't you think there should be a difference b/w 'said' and 'ordered'?

I mean when you hav used d word 'ordered' in the sentence, then don't you think it should be 'said firmly' as it is in 'D' ? Im confused. Please explain.

Naveen said: (Nov 5, 2011)  
I think Ayesha is right.

Zara said: (Apr 3, 2012)  
Ayesha is definitely correct. There is no sentence that has a synonym for the word "ordered" in the choices given. The closest however is "said firmly".

Lasya said: (Dec 14, 2013)  
Please explain I am not understanding why option a?

Tanmay M said: (Dec 25, 2013)  
I guess whats written in quotes also matters. In "Go to his room and study". 'his' will change to 'your'.

Sneha said: (Mar 22, 2014)  
I agree with @Ayesha and @Tanmay. At the first sight you tend to choose Option D. "said firmly" as it is closest to the word "ordered'. But after contemplating the Option A is equally correct because. The tone of the words "Go to your room and study" is harsh hence it relates closely with the word ordered in the question.

Harini said: (Sep 16, 2014)  
In option 'A' with whom the father is speaking is not present. But we should mention before the actual sentence said by father, I think so?

Please answer my doubt.

Ashutosh said: (Oct 10, 2014)  
Umm, option D is apt but @Sneha, it's not very easy to see that point of view. To see the harsh tone of "Go to your room". Yeah, now that you point that out, it seems easy but I would have never guessed seeing it that way.

Durga said: (Oct 20, 2014)  
I don't think that the synonym of ordered is said the answer would be option D. I am confused please explain.

Kunal Kumar Gupta said: (Aug 7, 2015)  
Ordering doesn't mean that your voice should be firm or harsh.

It completely depends on the way you are delivering the words.

But not on the pitch of your voice since that would become an unfair treatment (exploitation) not order.

Ripon said: (Sep 10, 2015)  
I do not understand rightly.

Manish Kumar said: (Sep 17, 2015)  
Why could it's not be B?

Navya said: (Dec 21, 2015)  
Because, his father said to his son that go to room and then study. That's the reason option A correct.

Mahesh said: (Mar 3, 2016)  
Ya, I agree with @Navya.

Sandeep Kumar said: (Oct 19, 2016)  
Yeah, I also agree @Manish Kumar.

Raj said: (Jan 22, 2017)  
I agree with the given answer i.e. option A.

Mithu said: (Feb 1, 2017)  
Option A is correct, because by the words " go to your room and study " is an order itself.

Haider Arshad said: (Feb 26, 2018)  
Hey guys.

A option is Wrong because In question His father ordered him and in option A there is His father said only. But I think that Option B and question are related and correct option is B because it involves His father said to him'.

Proyash said: (Apr 6, 2018)  
I think B should be the answer.

Parameshwar Gaded said: (Apr 16, 2018)  
I think B is the right answer.

Parameshwar Gaded said: (Apr 16, 2018)  
Please, anyone can describe that why answer A is right?

Anshul Gupta said: (Jun 28, 2018)  
Please explain because in A it is not mention that to whom he said or he ordered to got to room and study.

Janvi said: (Jul 28, 2018)  
In a change of speech, Any sentence indicating as a sense of order should be like the option B. I think this is the correct answer.

Manisha said: (Jul 28, 2018)  
If the direct speech indicates an order, command then the indirect speech will changed to 'ordered'. Here option B will be correct because both the indication of an order and the person are also mentioned.

Jackie said: (Apr 14, 2019)  
Option A is wrong here,

As there is no indication to whom the father was speaking with (him, her etc). Although there is no tone of authority in option B, but it's the most consistent and relevant answer.

So, I would go with B.

Harshita said: (Dec 10, 2019)  
When we order something to someone then "said" is used instead of "said to". Hence "said" is more appropriate here than "said firmly" or "said to".

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