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Direct Indirect Speech
  1. Direct Indirect - Simple
  2. Direct Indirect - Interrogative Simple
  3. Direct Indirect - W-Family Interrogative
  4. Direct Indirect - Imperative
  5. Direct Indirect - Let
  6. Direct Indirect - Optative
  7. Direct Indirect - Exclamatory
  8. Direct Indirect - Miscellaneous

Direct-Indirect Speech - W-Family Interrogative Sentences

In W-Family Interrogative sentences, Comma (,) and Inverted Commas ("...") are removed and no word is used to join both the parts. The word of W-Family does the work to join both the parts.

Besides this rule, all the rules described earlier are applicable to W-Family Interrogative Sentences also.

W-Family Pashnavaachak Vakyo meiN Comma (,) aur Inverted Commas ("...") ko haTaa kar dono bhaago ko joDane ke liye koi bhee shabd nahee lagaayaa jaataa hai. W-Family kaa shabd hee dono bhaago ko joDane kaa kaarya karataa hai.

Is niyam ke alaawaa, saare niyam jo pahale varNit kiye gaye hai, W-Family Prashnaatmak Vakyo par bhee laagu hote hai.

Examples of W-Family Interrogative Sentences

Direct Manjula ne Poonam se kahaa, "Tum kyaa chahatee ho?" Manjula said to Poonam, "What do you want?"
Indirect Manjula ne Poonam se poochhaa kee usane kyaa chaahaa. Manjula asked Poonam what she wanted.
Direct Boss ne apanee PA se kahaa, "Aaj tum udaas kyoN ho?" Boss said to his PA, "Why are you sad today?"
Indirect Boss ne apanee PA se poochhaa kee kyoN vah us din udaas thee. Boss asked his PA why she was sad that day.
Direct SaakShaatkaar-kartaa ne ummeedwar se kahaa, "Tumhaaree yogyataanye kyaa hai?" Interviewer said to the candidate, "What are your qualifications?"
Indirect SaakShaatkaar-kartaa ne ummeedwar se poochhaa kee usakee kyaa yogyataanye thee. Interviewer asked the candidate what were his qualifications.
Direct Judge ne Shweta se kahaa, "Tumane apane naukar ko kyoN maaraa?" The judge said to Shweta, "Why did you beat your servant?"
Indirect Judge ne Shweta se poochhaa kee kyoN usane apane naukar ko maaraa thaa. The judge asked Shweta why she had beaten her servant.
Direct Adhyaapak ne Monitor se kahaa, "Tumhaaraa aadesh kaun nahee maan rahaa thaa?" The teacher said to the Monitor, "Who was not obeying your orders?"
Indirect Adhyaapak ne Monitor se poochhaa kee kaun usakaa aadesh nahee maan rahaa thaa. The teacher asked the Monitor who had not been obeying his orders.


Direct Arvind ne mujhase kahaa, "Tum apane aap ko navyuvaao se kyoN tulnaa karate ho?" Arvind said to me, "Why do you compare yourself with the youngsters?"
Indirect Arvind ne mujhase poochhaa kee kyoN maine navyuvaao se apane aapakee tulnaa kee. Arvind asked me why I compared myself with the youngsters.
Direct Kanika ne Vartika se kahaa, "Tum Pune kab ghumane jaa rahee ho?" Kanika said to Vartika, "When are you visiting Pune?"
Indirect Kanika ne Vartika se poochhaa kee kab vah Pune ghumane jaa rahee thee. Kanika asked Vartika when she was visiting Pune.
Direct Netaa ne janataa se kahaa, "Tumhaaree humsey kyaa aashaaye hai?" The leader said to public, "What are your expectations from us?"
Indirect Netaa ne janataa se poochhaa kee unakee kyaa aashaaye unase thee. The leader asked public what were their expectations from them.
Direct Bus conductor ne kahaa, "Yah thelaa (bag) kisakaa hai?" The bus conductor said, "Whose bag is this?
Indirect Bus conductor ne poochhaa kee kisakaa thelaa (bag) thaa vah. The bus conductor asked whose bag that was.
Direct Mona ne Charls se kahaa, "Tum paisaa (mudraa) vaapas kaise karoge?" Mona said to Charls, "How will you repay the money?"
Indirect Mona ne Charls se poochhaa kee kaise vah paisaa (dhan) vaapas karegaa. Mona asked Charls how he would repay the money.
Direct Dolly ne Reeta se kahaa, "Tum yahaaN kyoN nahee rukate ho?" Dolly said to Reeta, "Why don't you stop here?"

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Indirect Dolly ne Reeta se poochhaa kee kyoN vah vahaaN nahee rukee. Dolly asked Reeta why she did not stop there.
Direct Sneh ne Rajat se kahaa, "Tumhaaraa naam kyaa hai?" Sneh said to Rajat, "What is your name?"
Indirect Sneh ne Rajat se poochhaa ki kyaa naam thaa usakaa. Sneh asked Rajat what his name was.
Direct Teacher ne Harsh se kahaa, "Tumhaaree pustak kaun see hai?" Teacher said to Harsh, "Which is your book?"
Indirect Teacher ne Harsh se poochhaa kee kaun see pustak thee usakee. Teacher asked Harsh which his book was.
Direct Dolly ne Vikas se kahaa, "Aap kaun hai?" Dolly said to Vikas, "Who are you?"
Indirect Dolly ne Vikas se poochhaa kee kaun thay vah. Dolly asked Vikas who he was.
Direct Manager ne clerk se kahaa, "Tum der se kyoN aaye?" Manager said to clerk, "Why did you come late?"
Indirect Manager ne clerk se poochhaa kee kyoN der se vah aayaa. Manager asked clerk why he had come late.
Direct Shantur ne Avyan se kahaa, "Tum kyoN ro rahe ho?" Shantur said to Avyan, "Why are you crying?"
Indirect Shantur ne Avyan se poochhaa kee kyoN ro rahaa thaa vah. Shantur asked Avyan why he was crying.
Direct Maine usase kahaa, "Tum mere pitaa jee se kab milee?" I said to her, "When did you see my father?"
Indirect Maine usase poochhaa kee kab vah mere pitaa jee se milee thee. I asked her when she had seen my father.
Direct ParyaTak ne ek dukaandaar se poochhaa, "Akshardhaam kahaaN hai?" Visitor said to a shopkeeper, "Where is the Akshardhaam?"
Indirect ParyaTak ne ek dukaandaar se poochhaa kee Akshardhaam khaaN thaa Visitor asked a shopkeeper where the Akshardhaam was.
Direct Usane usase kahaa, "Tum kahaaN paidaa huay thay?" He said to her, "Where were you born?"
Indirect Usane usase poochhaa kee kahaaN paidaa huay thay vah. He asked her where she was born.
Direct John ne apane beTe se kahaa, "Tumane ab kyaa karane kaa nirNayA liyaa hai?" John said to his son, "What have you decided to do now?"
Indirect John ne apane beTe se poochhaa ki kyaa karane kaa usane tab nirNayA liyaa thaa. John asked his son what he had decided to do then.


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