You are on page 1of 4

________________________________ ?

I asked the

C) Wait for me in front of this shoe shop.

3. I wanted to know how old they were.

B) Follow that car! Mr Smith ordered.

Ruth told me.


D) >Is this your umbrella? Tom asked
Peter.
E)Go out and dont make noise. The
teacher told her students.
F) Can you show me your driving license?
the policeman asked the lady.

twins.
4. My father reminded me to lock the door.
________________________________ ? My father
reminded me.
5. Fiona asked me where she had left herb keys.
________________________________ ? Fiona asked me.
Now -then
Today -that day
Time
and

This - that
Here - there

place
expres
sions

I - he/she
Me - him/her
My - his/her
We - they

Pronou
ns and
posses

Us - them
Our - their

sive
adject
ives

In direct
statements we
report what
ST somebody has
AT said by putting

EM their exact

FO
RM

EN words in
quotation marks.
TS

In reported

Subject
+
reportin
g verb +
thatclause

The
conjunct
ion that
can be
left out.

Modal

Will - would
Can - could
May - might

verbs
Som
e

Use

chan
ges

in
repo
rted
spee

statements we

ch

explain what has


been said by
using reporting

We use
tell in
reported
statements
when we
want to
mention the
person we
are talking
to.
Otherwise
we use say.

Other
verbs used
to report
what people
say are
reply,
explain,
promise,
claim, insist,
announce,
declare, etc.

verbs like say


and tell followed
by a that-clause.

B) Follow that car! Mr Smith ordered.


C) Wait for me in front of this shoe shop.
Ruth told me.
D) >Is this your umbrella? Tom asked
Peter.
E)Go out and dont make noise. The
teacher told her students.
F) Can you show me your driving license?

________________________________ ? I asked the


twins.
4. My father reminded me to lock the door.
________________________________ ? My father
reminded me.
5. Fiona asked me where she had left herb keys.
________________________________ ? Fiona asked me.

the policeman asked the lady.

Now -then
Today -that day
Time
and

This - that
Here - there

place
expres
sions

I - he/she
Me - him/her
My - his/her
We - they

Pronou
ns and
posses

Us - them
Our - their

sive
adject
ives

In direct
statements we
report what
ST somebody has
AT said by putting
EM their exact
words in
quotation marks.

FO
RM

EN
TS

In reported

Subject
+
reportin
g verb +
thatclause

The
conjunct
ion that
can be
left out.

statements we
explain what has
been said by
using reporting
verbs like say
and tell followed
by a that-clause.

Modal

Will - would
Can - could
May - might

verbs

We use tell
Som
in reported
e
statements
chan
Use when we
ges
s
want to
in
mention the
repo
person we
rted
are talking
spee
to.
ch
Otherwise
we use say.
Other
verbs used
to report
what people
say are
B) Complete each question / sentence. The ending isreply,
given to
you.
explain,
promise,
1.My father asked us if we often went surfing.
claim, insist,
announce,
declare, etc.
________________________________ ? my father asked

1.Report the following questions and


commands.

us.

2. Carol asked Maria if she was going to move to London..

A) Did you meet my brother yesterday? Mary asked Jane.

________________________________ ? Carol asked


Maria.

Mary asked Jane.


A) Did you meet my brother yesterday? -

Maria.
________________________________ ? Carol asked

commands.
1.Report the following questions and

2. Carol asked Maria if she was going to move to London..


us.

key:

________________________________ ? my father asked


1.My father asked us if we often went surfing.

1.
A)MaryaskedJaneifshehadmetherbrother(on)thedaybefore.

B) Complete each question / sentence. The ending is given to you.

B)MrSmithorderedtofollowthatcar.
C)Ruthtoldmetowaitforherinfrontofthatshoeshop.
D)TomaskedPeterifthatwashisumbrella.
E)Theteachertoldherstudentstogooutandnottomakeanoise.
F)Thepolicemanaskedtheladyifshecouldshowhimherdrivinglicense.

B)
1.Doyouoftengosurfing?
2.AreyougoingtomovetoLondon,Maria?
3.Howoldareyou?
4.Dontforgettolockthedoor.
5.Wheredidyouleaveyourkeys?

1.Report the following questions and commands.

STATEMENTS

A) Did you meet my brother yesterday? - Mary asked Jane.


In direct statements we report what somebody has said by putting their exact words
in quotation marks.
In reported statements we explain what has been said by using reporting verbs like
say and tell followed by a that-clause.

B) Follow that car! Mr Smith ordered.


C) Wait for me in front of this shoe shop. Ruth told me.
D) >Is this your umbrella? Tom asked Peter.

FORM

E)Go out and dont make noise. The teacher told her students.
F) Can you show me your driving license? the policeman asked the lady.

Subject + reporting verb + that-clause

The conjunction that can be left out.


B) Complete each question / sentence. The ending is given to you.

Some changes in reported speech

1.My father asked us if we often went surfing.


Modal verbs

Pronouns and possessive

Time and place

adjectives

expressions

________________________________ ? my father asked us.


2. Carol asked Maria if she was going to move to London..

Will - would

I - he/she

Can - could

Me - him/her

May - might

My - his/her
We - they

Uses

Now -then
Today -that day
This - that
Here - there

Us - them
Our - their

We use tell in reported statements when we want to mention the person we

are talking to. Otherwise we use say.


Other verbs used to report what people say are reply, explain, promise, claim,
insist, announce, declare, etc.

________________________________ ? Carol asked Maria.


3. I wanted to know how old they were.
________________________________ ? I asked the twins.
4. My father reminded me to lock the door.
________________________________ ? My father reminded me.
5. Fiona asked me where she had left herb keys.
________________________________ ? Fiona asked me.