Reported speech with the present tense

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Reported speech with the present tense

  1. 1. REPORTED SPEECH WITH THE PRESENT TENSE REPORTED SPEECH WITH THE PRESENT TENSE An adventure in grammar!
  2. 2. Reported speech with the present tense  Reported speech is used when we want to repeat what someone said, thought, or wrote. Teacher: You should read the novel. Student: The teacher says (that) we should read the novel.  When speaking, say and tell are usually used. However, in academic writing you will often see other verbs, such as: mentions notes claims explains recommends
  3. 3. Reported statements with that  Here’s how it works:  Find the person who is making the statement, and create a reporting clause:  Put what was said into a noun clause (that is optional). Finn says (that) he thinks he has a crush. reporting clause noun clause
  4. 4. Reported questions with wh- clauses  Reported speech doesn’t make questions. It tells what other people have said or written.  If you are reporting a question, you need to change the order of the words into a statement. “What should I do about my crush?” Finn wonders what he should do about his crush. reporting clause noun clause
  5. 5. Reported answers to questions  When you are reporting the answer to a question, you can use reporting verbs such as explain, describe, tell, and say. This book tells you how you can make her like you. reporting clause noun clause “How can you make her like you?”
  6. 6. Let’s try a few: Jake
  7. 7. Let’s try a few: Jake Jake says (that) sucking at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
  8. 8. Let’s try a few: Duke of Nuts
  9. 9. Let’s try a few: Duke of Nuts The Duke of Nuts wonders why you would want to sack his nut castle.
  10. 10. Let’s try a few: Princess Bubblegum The answer is too simple and I am too smart to see it.
  11. 11. Let’s try a few: Princess Bubblegum Princess Bubblegum says (that) the answer is too simple and she is too smart to see it.
  12. 12. Let’s try a few: Finn No one should flick me in the butt without my consent.
  13. 13. Let’s try a few: Finn Finn says (that) no one should flick him in the butt without his consent.
  14. 14. Let’s try a few: Newspaper article (Answers the question: Who is a real cool kid?)
  15. 15. Let’s try a few: Newspaper article The newspaper article explains who a real cool kid is.

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