Ifwereportwhatanotherperson has said, weusually do not use thespeaker’sexactwords (directspeech), butreportedspeech(indire...
Whentransformingstatements, checkwhetheryouhavetochange:<br />pronouns<br />present tense verbs (3rd person singular) <br ...
Example<br />direct speech<br />“I speak English.”<br />English.reported speech<br />He said that he spoke English.<br />
Rewrite the sentences in reported speech. Change pronouns and time expressions where necessary.<br />She said, "I am readi...
They said, "We have just arrived."-> They said that _________________<br />He said, "I will clean the car."-> He said that...
REPORTING QUESTIONS<br />"Where is my umbrella?" she asked.-> She asked _______________________<br />"How are you?" Martin...
"What are they doing?" she asked.-> She wanted to know ________________<br />"Are you going to the cinema?" he asked me.->...
When transforming questions,also note that you have to:<br />transform the question into an indirect question <br />use th...
Interrogative direct speech<br />“Why don’t you speak English?”<br />reported speech<br />He asked me why I didn’t speak E...
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  2. 2. Ifwereportwhatanotherperson has said, weusually do not use thespeaker’sexactwords (directspeech), butreportedspeech(indirect).<br />
  3. 3. Whentransformingstatements, checkwhetheryouhavetochange:<br />pronouns<br />present tense verbs (3rd person singular) <br />place and time expressions<br />tenses (backshift) <br />
  4. 4. Example<br />direct speech<br />“I speak English.”<br />English.reported speech<br />He said that he spoke English.<br />
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  8. 8. Rewrite the sentences in reported speech. Change pronouns and time expressions where necessary.<br />She said, "I am reading."-> She said that ____________________<br />They said, "We are busy."-> They said that ___________________<br />He said, "I know a better restaurant."-> He said that _____________________<br />She said, "I woke up early."-> She said that ____________________<br />He said, "I will ring her."-> He said that _____________________<br />
  9. 9. They said, "We have just arrived."-> They said that _________________<br />He said, "I will clean the car."-> He said that ___________________<br />She said, "I did not say that."-> She said that __________________<br />She said, "I don't know where my shoes are."-> She said that __________________<br />He said: "I won't tell anyone."-> He said that ____________________<br />
  10. 10. REPORTING QUESTIONS<br />"Where is my umbrella?" she asked.-> She asked _______________________<br />"How are you?" Martin asked us.-> Martin asked us ___________________<br />He asked, "Do I have to do it?"-> He asked ________________________<br />"Where have you been?" the mother asked her daughter.-> The mother asked her daughter ________<br />"Which dress do you like best?" she asked her boyfriend.-> She asked her boyfriend _______________<br />
  11. 11. "What are they doing?" she asked.-> She wanted to know ________________<br />"Are you going to the cinema?" he asked me.-> He wanted to know _________________<br />The teacher asked, "Who speaks English?"-> The teacher wanted to know __________<br />"How do you know that?" she asked me.-> She asked me ______________________<br />"Has Caron talked to Kevin?" my friend asked me.-> My friend asked me __________________<br />
  12. 12. When transforming questions,also note that you have to:<br />transform the question into an indirect question <br />use the interrogative or if / whether<br />
  13. 13. Interrogative direct speech<br />“Why don’t you speak English?”<br />reported speech<br />He asked me why I didn’t speak English<br />Direct: <br />“Do you speak English?”<br />reported speech:<br />He asked me whether / if I spoke English.<br />
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