Direct to indirect speech

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Direct to indirect speech

  1. 1. Direct toIndirect SpeechAlameda Adult SchoolAdvanced ESL
  2. 2. Exact quote: Lisa said, “English is easy.”Reported speech: Lisa said that English was easy.What happened to the verb in the noun clause?
  3. 3. Exact quote: Lisa said, “Speaking German was hard for me in Eastern Europe.”Reported speech: Lisa said that speaking German had been hard for her in Eastern Europe. What happened to the verb in the noun clause? What happened to the pronoun? What happened to the comma?
  4. 4. Suddenly Angel’s wife said, “I’mgoing to die, I can’t feel my toes!”
  5. 5. “I am going to buy a heater orelse we are going to die here,dude,” Jerry said.
  6. 6. “We are gonna sleep goodtonight,” the wife said.
  7. 7. “Rosa, today you will sleep like ababy!” Mr. Zapata exclaimed.
  8. 8. “We need to buy a heater, I feellike a popsicle!”
  9. 9. “Hey honey, Tiffany said, “don’tyou think it’s very cold tonight?”
  10. 10. The wife told her husband, “Mylove, could you please go to thestore and buy a heater?”

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