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  • 1. We can report people’s words: • Direct speech • Indirect Speech
  • 2. SO… What is Direct Speech? To report the exact words someone used By using quotations. What is Indirect Speech? Is the exact meaning of what someone said, but no exact words. We don’t use quotations. Direct Speech Indirect Speech He said, “I am Ted” He said (that) he was Ted. He said to me, “ I am Ted” He said to me (that) he was Ted He told me,” I am Ted” He told me (that) he was Ted
  • 3. Direct Speech Indirect Speech Present simple “I want to go to bed”, he said Simple Past He said, (that) he wanted to go to bed Present Continuous “She is feeding the baby”, she said Past Continuous She said ( that) she was feeding the baby Present Perfect “ I’ve bought a new dress “, she said Past perfect She said (that) she had bought a new dress Past simple “ I finished work early”, he said Past simple or past perfect Alex said (that) he (had) finished work early Past Continuous “I was planning to call you later”, she said Past continuous or past perfect continuous She said (that) she was planning/had been planning to call her later. Future (will) “ I’ll talk to you tomorrow”, she said Conditional (would) She said (that) she would talk to me the next day