Direct & indirect speech

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Direct & indirect speech

  1. 1. DIRECT & INDIRECTSPEECH
  2. 2. Direct Speech Reported Speech Present Simple Past Simple "Hes American," she  She said he was said. American. "Im happy to see you,"  Mary said that she was Mary said. happy to see me. " He asked, "Are you  He asked me if I was busy tonight?" busy tonight.
  3. 3. Direct Speech Reported SpeechPresent Continuous Past Continuous "Dan is living in San  She said Dan was living Francisco," she said. in San Francisco.  " He said, "Im making  He said that he was dinner." making dinner.  "Why are you working  They asked me why I so hard?" they asked. was working so hard.
  4. 4. Direct Speech Reported SpeechPast Simple Past Perfect Simple• "We went to the movies • He said they had gone last night," he said. to the movies last night.• " Greg said, "I didnt go • Greg said that he to work yesterday." hadnt gone to work  yesterday.• "Did you buy a new car?" she asked. • She asked me if I had bought a new car.
  5. 5. Direct Speech Reported SpeechPast Continuous Past Perfect  Continuous  • "I was working late • Vicki said shed been last night," Vicki said. working last night.  • " They said, "we werent • They said that they hadnt waiting long." been waiting long.• " He asked, "were you • He asked if Id been sleeping when I sleeping when he called. called?"
  6. 6. Direct Speech Reported SpeechPresent Perfect Past Perfect Simple Simple   • " Heather said, "Ive • Heather said that already eaten." shed already eaten. • "We havent been to • They said they hadnt China," they said. been to China.   • "Have you worked • I asked her whether here before?" I asked. shed worked there before.
  7. 7. Direct Speech Reported SpeechPresent Perfect Past Perfect Continuous Continuous • "Ive been studying • He said hed been English for two years," studying English for he said. two years.  • " Steve said, "weve • Steve said that theyd been dating for over a been dating for over year now." a year.  • "Have you been • They asked whether waiting long?" they Id been waiting
  8. 8. Direct Speech Reported Speech Past Perfect Simple Past Perfect Simple  (*NO CHANGE)  • "Id been to Chicago • He said that hed before for work," he been to Chicago said. before for work.
  9. 9. Direct Speech Reported Speech    Past Perfect Past Perfect Continuous Continuous (*NO  CHANGE)  • " She said, "Id been • She said shed been dancing for years dancing for years before the accident." before the accident.

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