Direct and Indirect Speech Worksheets To Print:
What's Your Approach - Determine whether each sentence below contains this form of expression. Write direct or indirect on the line.
Peter and Dan - Read the passage. Underline the speaker's words. Then, rewrite the passage, incorporating this in there.
Too Much? - If the sentence is uses the direct form, write a D on the line. If it uses the indirect form, write an I on the line.
Be The Director - The comic strip below uses speech bubbles to show the direct form. Rewrite the comic strip on the lines below, using the indirect form.
Speaker's Words - Indirect speech is when a speaker's words are reported by someone else, and the words are not quoted.
Walk in the Park - Read the script. Rewrite it in paragraph
form using both formats. Follow the directions in parentheses.
Re-writes - John said his train would arrive at noon and maybe
Roundabouts - Read the cartoon. Then describe what is happening.
Use the indirect technique in your paragraph to tell the reader what Abe
and Lauren say.
Said That? - Underline what the speaker says in each sentence.
Then rewrite each sentence using the proper form.
What Did They Say? - Rewrite the sentences using all the techniques that you have learned so far. Make sure the syntax is spot on.
Me About the Party - Will told us all about the party. He said
there were about ten people there. I asked him about Robert, and confirmed
that Robert was in attendance.