LOOK AT THE EXAMPLES!!! Direct IndirectPresent simple Past simple“Im a doctor.” He said he was a doctorPresent continuous Past continuous.“Im having lunch with my parents.” He said he was having lunch with his parents.Present perfect Past perfect“Ive been to France three times.” He said he had been to France three times.Past simple Past perfect“I bought a new car.” He said he had bought a new car.
“What shall we do about it?”He asked what weshould do about it.
OTHER VERB FORMS… Direct Indirectwill wouldIll come and see you soon. He said he would come and see me soon.can couldI can swim under water for two He said he could swim under waterminutes. for two minutes.shall shouldWhat shall we do about it? He asked what we should do about it.
IMPERATIVE FORM Direct Indirectpositive imperative tell + infinitive“Shut up!” He told me to shut up.negative imperative tell + not + infinitive“Dont do that again!” He told me not to do it again.imperatives as requests ask + infinitive“Please give me some He asked me to give himmoney.” some money.
INTERROGATIVE Direct Indirect“Where is the Post Office, She asked me where the Postplease?” Office was.“What are you doing?” She asked me what I was doing.“Who was that fantastic She asked me who that fantasticman?” man had been.
“Where is thehospital, please?” He asked me where the hospital was.
YES/NO QUESTIONS Type Example direct “Why don’t you speak speech English?” withinterrogative reported He asked me why I didn’t speech speak English. direct “Do you speak English?” speech withoutinterrogative reported He asked me whether / if I speech spoke English.
CHANGE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES INTOREPORTED SPEECH1. "I live in Paris."2. "I am cooking dinner."3. "I have visited London twice."4. "I went to New York last week."5. "I will give Jack a call.“6. “Close the door!”
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