Reported Speech: Question-based on CBSE Board Class X CBSE BOARD EXAM 2020 21 BASED QUESTIONS

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Read the following conversation and then report what was said by completing the following passage:-

A. A CONVERSATION BETWEEN A LADY SALES CLERK AND A PERSON NAMED HARISH

Harish: Please give me a postal stamp for the letter I want to send to the next village.
Sales Clerk: Here you are sir. That will cost rs 5/

Harish: but you charged me rupees 5/- yesterday for a letter to Bengaluru and this is only a short distance away.

Sales clerk: It is the rule, sir. Every envelope should have a stamp worth rs 5/-
Harish: I think you are cheating me. I will go to another post office.

Harish went to a post office and (a)______to send to the next village. (b) She gave him one and said that it (c)_______ Harish protested that (d) ______ for a letter to Bengaluru and that was only a short distance away. The clerk politely explained that(e)________and told him that(f)___. Harish retorted that (f)________ to another post office.

Tick the correct answer

a. (i) requested the sales clerk to give her a postal stamp for the letter he wanted

(ii) said the sales clerk to give him a postal stamp for the letter he wanted

(iii) requested the sales clerk to give him a postal stamp for the letter he wants

(iv) requested the sales clerk to give him a postal stamp for the letter he wanted

B. (I) Will cost at 5 rs/

(ii) would cost at 5 rs/

(iii) will costed at 5 rs/

(iv) would costed at 5 rs/

c. (i) she had charged him rs 5/

(ii) she has charged him rs 5/

(iii) she had charged him rs 5/

(iv) she would have charged him rs 5/

d. (i) she is cheating him so he would go

(ii) she was cheating him so he would go

(iii) she was cheating him so he will go

(iv) she had been cheating him so he would go

ANSWER:

Harish went to a post office and (a)requested the sales clerk to give him a postal stamp for the letter he wanted to send to the next village. (b) She gave him one and said that it (c)would cost rs 5/ Harish protested that (d) she had charged him rs 5/ for a letter to Bengaluru and that was only a short distance away. The clerk politely explained (e)that it was a rule and told him that(f) every envelope should have a stamp worth rs 5/-Harish retorted that she was cheating him so he would go to another post office.

B. A conversation between a master and his servant of a restaurant

Mr. Gill: You did an excellent job today.
Golu: Is it good enough to get the Chilli Paneer award?
Mr. Gill: There is no such thing as Chilli Paneer Award.
Golu: Then can I have just Chilli Paneer with ten stuff parathas?

Mr. Gill was pleased today with the sincerity at the cleaning job of his servant.
So he applauded him and said (a) ______an excellent job that day. . Happy. Golu wanted to know (b)________ to get Chili Paneer award? Confused Golu remarked that(c) _________________ as the Chili Paneer Award. At this Golu quipped asking (d)_______________with ten stuff parathas.

Tick the correct answers

a. (i) he has done

(ii) he had done

(iii) he was done

(ic) he did

b. (i)if it is good enough

(ii) if it had been good enough

(iii) if it were good enough

(iv) if it was good

c. (i) there is no such thing

(ii) there was no such thing

(iii) there had been no such thing

(iv) there has been n such thing

d. (i) if he could have just Chili Paneer

(ii) if he can have just Chili Paneer

(iii) if he can had just Chili Paneer

(iv) if he may have just Chili Paneer

ANSWER

Mr. Gill was pleased today with the sincerity at the cleaning job of his servant.
So he applauded him and said (a)he had done an excellent job that day. . Happy. Golu wanted to know (b)if it was good enough to get Chili Paneer award? Confused Golu remarked that(c)there was no such thing as the Chili Paneer Award. At this Golu quipped asking (d)if he could have just Chili Paneer with ten stuff parathas.

c. A CONVERSATION BETWEEN A DAUGHTER AND HER FATHER

Father : Baby , if you stop watching TV,I will give you

five hundred rupees

Daughter : Then I will stop watching TV.

Father: Good girl.

Daughter : With your five hundred rupees I can watch

several movies.

Upset with daughter’s addiction to TV her father decided to wean her away from it.

He promised that (a)_______five hundred rupees if she shopped watching TV.

The prospect of making five hundred rupees had its due effect his daughter for she

immediately replied that ( b) ______watching TV if she got the money.

Quite happy that his trick had worked , the father appreciated her saying

that (c) ________. But the very next moment he was

shocked to hear his daughter’s words that ____ watch several movies.

Tick the correct answer

a. (i) he will give her

(ii) he would give him

(iii) he would give her

(iv) he would have given her

b. (i)she would stop

(ii) she will stop

(iii) she would be stopped

(iv) she will be stopped

c. (i) you are a good girl

(ii) she is a good girl

(iii) you were a good girl

(iv) she was a good girl

d. (i) with his five hundred rupees she would

(ii) with her five hundred rupees she could

(iii) with his five hundred rupees she could

(iv) with his five hundred rupees she can

ANSWER

Upset with daughter’s addiction to TV her father decided to wean her away from it.

He promised that (a) he would give her five hundred rupees if she shopped watching

TV. The prospect of making five hundred rupees had its due effect his daughter

for she immediately replied that ( b) she would stop watching TV if she got the

money .Quite happy that his trick had worked , the father appreciated her saying

that (c)she was a good girl. But the very next moment he was

shocked to hear his daughter’s words that with his five hundred rupees she could

watch several movies.

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