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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 8

Fill in the blanks with indirect forms of speech :
Ghost : Ha, ha! I have a glorious past of terrifying people.
Mr. Otis : Mr. Ghost, why don't you oil your rusty chains? The clanking noise doesn't let me sleep.
Mrs. Otis : Uf! How miserably you are belching! Take this tincture to cure your stomachache.
The ghost laughed furiously and said that ________. Mr. Otis asked the ghost ____?____? He further told him that ________. Mrs. Otis exclaimed with disgust and told the ghost that ________! She, then, advised him ________.

A why he didn’t oil his rusty chains
B why didn’t he oil his rusty chains
C why had he not oiled his rusty chains
D why does he not oil his rusty chains


what should the correct answer be

Ans 1:

Class : Class 8
A

Ans 2:

Class : Class 9
A

Ans 3:

Class : Class 8
It cannot be A as we are being asked to change into indirect speech. We are telling what Mr Otis told the ghost, therefore it is B.

Ans 4:

Class : Class 9
It's A.

Ans 5:

Class : Class 8
a is the answer

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