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  ENGLISH GRAMMAR  
Alphabet
Vowels & Consonants
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Noun
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Adverb
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Direct & Indirect Speech
Vocabulary
DIRECT AND INDIRECT SPEECH
Direct and Indirect Speech Uses of Direct-Indirect Speech Direct into Indirect Speech
Questions Statements Commands and Requests Statements
Assertive statements Exclamations and Wishes Statements
QUESTION WORDS STATEMENTS
Indirect question are always in statement form, therefore, question mark is dropped.
We also drop Do, Dose and Did which are necessary in forming direct questions.
We can use if/whether in indirect questions.
In indirect questions, we can use - asked, enquired/wanted to know / wondered. We should not use ‘said’ in indirect question.
  Examples:
He said to me, “Do you like to read books?” (Direct)
He asked me if I liked to read books. (Indirect)
She said to me, “Was it a good book?” (Direct)
She asked me whether / if the book was good. (Indirect)
   
Question with SHALL
  Examples:
He said to me, “Shall I order a coffee?” (Direct)
He asked me if he should order a coffee. (Indirect)
He said, “Shall we go for a movie?” (Direct)
He wondered if we should go for a movie. (Indirect)
   
Question with Question Words
  Examples:
He said to the servant, “What are you doing here?” (Direct)
He asked the servant what he was doing there. (Indirect)
She said to him, “Where was he this morning?” (Direct)
She inquired where he was that morning. (Indirect)
He said to her, “When are you coming for holidays?” (Direct)
He asked her when was she coming for holidays. (Indirect)
The watchman said to him, “Who are you?” (Direct)
The watchman enquired who he was. (Indirect)
The policeman said to him, “Why you steal money?” (Direct)
The policeman asked him why he stole money. (Indirect)
He said to his friend, “How are you ?” (Direct)
He asked his friend how he was. (Indirect)
He said, ‘Whose book is this ?” (Direct)
He inquired whose book was that. (Indirect)
He said, “To whom should I ask ?” (Direct)
He inquired whom he should ask. (Indirect)
She said, “Which dress is good ?” (Direct)
She asked which dress was good. (Indirect)
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Direct and Indirect Speech Uses of Direct-Indirect Speech Direct into Indirect Speech
Questions Statements Commands and Requests Statements
Assertive statements Exclamations and Wishes Statements