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Changes in reported speech
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Changes in reported speech

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A presentation on the changes in verb tenses, pronouns and adverbs that take place when writing in reported or indirect speech.

A presentation on the changes in verb tenses, pronouns and adverbs that take place when writing in reported or indirect speech.

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  • 1. CHANGES IN REPORTEDSPEECH
  • 2. Verb tensesDirect speech Reported speechPresent simple Past simple‘I like peaches’. He said he liked peaches.Present continuous Past continuous‘Is it raining?’ He asked if it was raining.Past simple Past simple / Past Perfect‘I didn’t recognize you’. She explained that shehadn’trecognized /didn’trecognize me.Past continuous Past continuous or pastperfect continuous‘I was joking about the price.’ He said he was joking (Or:had been joking) about theprice.
  • 3. Verb tenses and modalsDirect speech Reported speech•Past perfect Past perfect‘I hadn’t seen her before that day.’ You said you hadn’t seenher before that day.• shall / will should / would‘We’ll be late.’ I told him we’d be late.• can, may could, might‘I can swim.’ She thought she could swim.• must must or had to‘I must go.’ He said he must / had to go.
  • 4. Pronouns:• I/you he/she•We/you they•Me/you him/her• Us/you them•My/your his/her• our/your their•Mine/yours theirse.g ‘I am very happy today,’ said Susanna. Susanna said (that) she was very happy that day.
  • 5. Adverbs of place and time:• here there• now then, at the time• today that day• yesterday the day before / the previous day• tomorrow the next / following day• this week that week• last week the week before, the previous week• an hour ago an hour before / earlier
  • 6. Adverbs of place and time:• here there• now then, at the time• today that day• yesterday the day before / the previous day• tomorrow the next / following day• this week that week• last week the week before, the previous week• an hour ago an hour before / earlier

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