English Grammar - Direct and Indirect Speech

Indirect and Direct Speech

DIRECT AND REPORTED SPEECH You can answer the question What did he/she say? in two ways: by repeating the words spoken (direct speech) by...

Tense changes when reporting speech

REPORTED SPEECH Tense Changes When Using Reported Speech Normally, the tense in reported speech is one tense back in time from the tense in di...

Changing time and place references

REPORTED SPEECH: CHANGE OF TIME AND PLACE Time/place references change when using reported speech Example "I will see you here to...

Question forms when reporting speech

Question Forms and Reported Speech Question Forms and Reported Speech 1. Normal word order is used in reported questions, that is, the subject...

Reporting verbs

Reported Speech: Summary of reporting verbs Summary of reporting verbs Note that some reporting verbs may appear in more than one of the follo...

Reporting orders, requests, and suggestions

Reported Speech: orders, requests & suggestions ORDERS, REQUESTS, SUGGESTIONS 1. When we want to report an order or request, we can use a...

Reporting intentions, hopes, and promises

REPORTED SPEECH: hopes,intentions & promises HOPES, INTENTIONS & PROMISES When we report an intention, hope or promise, we use an appr...

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