Direct to Indirect: Verbs Only
Direct to Indirect: Modals Only
To change or not to change, that is the question
What is the direct question?
What is the indirect question?

100

"We live in an era of smart phones and stupid people." Change one verb.
live --> lived

100

"We will go to the beach after lunch."
will --> would

100

Must we change the past perfect: "I had moved here a week before classes started."
No change.

100

The interviewer asked me if I was married. What was the direct question the interviewer asked?
"Are you married?"

100

I asked, "Who is the boss?"
I asked who the boss was.

200

"A baby-sitter is a teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers." Change two verbs.
(1) is --> was (2) are --> were

200

"We have to finish our essays."
have to --> had to

200

Must we change the past unreal conditional: "If you had told me, I would have done something to help you."
No change.

200

The interviewer asked me how much experience I'd had. What is the direct question the interviewer asked?
"How much experience have you had?"

200

He asked me, "Do you like your new job?"
He asked me if I liked my new job.

300

"Don't be upset about the results you didn't get from the work you didn't do." Change two verbs after the first one (i.e., 'don't be upset').
(1) didn't get --> hadn't gotten (2) didn't do --> hadn't done

300

"You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family." Change two modals.
(1) can --> could (2) can't --> couldn't

300

Must we change the place word, 'here': "I love it here in Hawaii."
Yes, change 'here' to 'there'.

300

The job candidate asked what his responsibilities would be. What is the direct question the candidate asked?
"What will my responsibilities be?"

300

She asked me, "How many degrees have you earned?"
She asked me how many degrees I had earned.

400

"I don't need a hairstylist because my pillow gives me a new style every morning." Change two verbs.
(1) don't need --> didn't need (2) gives --> gave

400

"I may invite you out with some other friends soon."
may --> might

400

Must we change the modal, might: "You might want to talk to her about it."
No change.

400

The interviewer asked me what kind of routine I liked. What is the direct question the interviewer asked?
"What kind of routine do you like?"

400

She asked me, "Why did you leave your last job?"
She asked me why I had left my last job.

500

"Out of all the lies I've told, 'Just kidding!' is my favorite." Change two verbs.
(1) have told --> had told (2) is --> was

500

"You must come visit me after you graduate."
must --> had to

500

Must we change the present unreal conditional: "If I knew what you wanted, I would tell you."
No change.

500

If you don't like a question, you can ask how the answer specifically relates to that job. What is the question you should ask? (Hint: Look for the noun clause.)
"How does the answer specifically relate to this job?"

500

He asked me, "Why would you go to school if you could work and make money?
He asked me why I would go to school if I could work and make money.