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Hello,

For question (1) and (2) , I have to write reported speech. My answers are (a) and (b).

1. 'Is anybody there?', He said.

a) He asked whether anybody was there.

b)He asked me whether anybody was there.

Which one is correct?

2. My uncle said, 'Can you depend on Manish?'

a) My uncle asked whether I could depend on Manish.

b) My uncle asked me If I could depend on Manish.

Which one is correct?
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Hi,

For question (1) and (2) , I have to write reported speech. My answers are (a) and (b).

1. 'Is anybody there?', He said.

a) He asked whether anybody was there.

b)He asked me whether anybody was there.

Which one is correct? A

2. My uncle said, 'Can you depend on Manish?'

a) My uncle asked whether I could depend on Manish.

b) My uncle asked me If I could depend on Manish. small 'i'

Which one is correct? Both A and B seem OK. However, as I mentioned in another of your threads, there is nothing in this sentence to tell me that your uncle was speaking to 'you'. Perhaps he was speaking to another person.

Best wishes, Clive
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Hi Clive,

I am very thankful to you for your quick reply and valuable suggestion/comment.

I want to know one thing. If it is not clear to whom somebody is talking in direct speech, then what I should use in indirect speech. Should I write it without any object or take any suitable one. IS there any rule for that?

Please help me.
Hi again,

I want to know one thing. If it is not clear to whom somebody is talking in direct speech, then what I should use in indirect speech. Should I write it without any object or take any suitable one. IS there any rule for that?

Use the third person.

Clive

a) My uncle asked whether I could depend on Manish

a) He asked whether anybody was there.

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