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REPORTED SPEECH  (By Lola Forriol) The next day... The right sentence is: I saw Jane yesterday and she told me that  she was  travelling to Oxford the next day I am travelling to Oxford tomorrow   I saw Jane yesterday and she told me that  I am travelling to Oxford tomorrow ?
What changes in a  sentence in Reported Speech?   1. The verbs 2. The pronouns  and possesive adjectives 3. Some adverbs (now and there words) Example: I   am watching   my  favourite programme  now  Tom said (that)  he   was watching   his  favourite programme  then
1. Verb tense changes:  Examples: Present Simple Past Simple Past Simple Past Perfect Present Perfect Past Perfect Future (will) (would) I  saw  a snake She said (that) she  had seen  a snake She  will come He said (that) she  would come
2. Pronouns & adjectives changes: It depends on the person who the message is referred to Example: You  are stupid! She said that  I  was stupid She said that  we  were stupid She said that  he  was stupid
3. Now and there words: Some adverbs have to change in order to keep the same meaning. Example: We are waiting  here They said (that) they were waiting  there
Types of sentences: ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],A. In statements,you change verbs,pronouns and adverbs. To introduce the reported sentence you use  say   or  tell. Example: ‘ I am watching tv now’ He  said  (that) he was watching tv then He  told me  (that) he was watching tv  then

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Reported Speech

  • 1. REPORTED SPEECH (By Lola Forriol) The next day... The right sentence is: I saw Jane yesterday and she told me that she was travelling to Oxford the next day I am travelling to Oxford tomorrow I saw Jane yesterday and she told me that I am travelling to Oxford tomorrow ?
  • 2. What changes in a sentence in Reported Speech? 1. The verbs 2. The pronouns and possesive adjectives 3. Some adverbs (now and there words) Example: I am watching my favourite programme now Tom said (that) he was watching his favourite programme then
  • 3. 1. Verb tense changes: Examples: Present Simple Past Simple Past Simple Past Perfect Present Perfect Past Perfect Future (will) (would) I saw a snake She said (that) she had seen a snake She will come He said (that) she would come
  • 4. 2. Pronouns & adjectives changes: It depends on the person who the message is referred to Example: You are stupid! She said that I was stupid She said that we were stupid She said that he was stupid
  • 5. 3. Now and there words: Some adverbs have to change in order to keep the same meaning. Example: We are waiting here They said (that) they were waiting there
  • 6.
  • 7.
  • 8.
  • 9. C. Commands In commands you change the imperative into infinitive Example: Paul told his son to go and do his homework Chris told his mother not to kiss him The introductory verb in commands is told+object ‘ Go and do your homework’ ‘ Don’t kiss me’