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Reported Speech : A.- Statements. Reporting verbs: said (no object) , told (object), added, admitted, claimed, explained,promised, protested. He said he would see her soon. “ I´ll see you soon.” He said that he had worked for 10 hours. “ I worked for ten hours” He said that they were having a wonderful time. “ We are having a wonderful time”. She said that she loved the hotel. “ I love the hotel “. Reported speech Direct speech
In reported commands the reporting verbs are: told,asked , advised, warned, persuaded, invited,encouraged , remind.
For affirmative commands: Subject + verb +object + infinitive with TO Example: Direct speech: Reported speech : Close the door! He told him to close the door . For negative commands: Subject + verb + object + NOT + infinitive with TO Examples: Direct speech: Reported speech: Don´t shout at me! She told him not to shout at her .