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Reported Speech

Posted on: March 22, 2014

Reporting

Sometimes we need to report what other people said, for example phone conversations, news, messages, etc.

This involves quite a few changes depending on the type of sentence. Look at this example:

reported_speach

One of the main changes are verb tenses which should change as shown here:

tab_reported

However, there are other changes that take place in the sentence as well:

reported speech ptc

Watch this video and pay attention to the characters reporting the situations:

Try some exercises using these:

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=6814

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=162

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=3764

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