Direct and Indirect Speech Worksheets

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Fend off any errors that might creep into your speech with our free printable direct and indirect speech worksheets! We use direct speech to quote the exact same words that someone utters. The indirect speech is used to report someone's speech often with words slightly changed. Convert a range of sentences including the interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences into reported speech. Make your grammar life richer and more fulfilling with the coveted collection of our direct and reported speech worksheet pdfs!

These worksheets are most recommended for students in grade 6, grade 7, and grade 8.

CCSS: L.4.2.B

Changing to Reported Speech

Children in 6th grade and 7th grade will go after this worksheet in droves! Convert sentences into indirect speech by paying attention to how expressions of time change. For example, write "that day" for "today" and "the next day" for "tomorrow".

Changing to Reported Speech

Writing Statements in Reported Speech

Both direct speech and indirect speech have their natural habitat, and children must be trained to use each where it belongs. In this part of our direct and indirect speech worksheets for grade 7 and grade 8, write each statement as reported speech.

Writing Statements in Reported Speech

Changing Interrogative Sentences into Reported Speech

Don't write a question mark after "Sam asked me where I was going". This is a statement and not a question although it contains the word "where". Here's some grueling practice as children write each interrogative sentence in reported speech.

Changing Interrogative Sentences into Reported Speech

Converting Imperative Sentences into Reported Speech

Watch grade 6 kids' grammatical ambitions dovetail with some serious action! Rewrite sentences that denote a request, command, or advice in reported speech. Practice using a variety of reporting verbs like "ordered", "instructed", and more.

Converting Imperative Sentences into Reported Speech

Rewriting Exclamatory Sentences Using Reported Speech

Thanks to a bunch of scenarios that exclaim – sometimes with joy and other times with sorrow – this 8th grade worksheet printable is kinetic and ebullient. Upgrade your practice by converting exclamatory sentences into indirect speech.

Rewriting Exclamatory Sentences Using Reported Speech

Changing Reported Speech into Direct Speech

Keep your direct-and-indirect-speech industry on, for soon there'll be better grammatical days! In this section of our worksheet pdfs, there are a set of sentences in reported speech, and children write each sentence in the direct or quoted speech.

Changing Reported Speech into Direct Speech