Reported Speech Exercises

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Reported Speech Exercises

If we report what another person has said, we usually do not use the speaker’s exact words (direct speech), but reported (indirect) speech. Therefore, you need to learn how to transform direct speech into reported speech. The structure is a little different depending on whether you want to transform a statement, question or request.
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Reported Speech Exercises

As you watch the video, look at the examples of reported speech. They are in red in the subtitles. Then read the conversation below to learn more. Finally, do the grammar exercises to check you understand, and can use, reported speech correctly.

Reported Speech Exercises

Instructions As you watch the video, look at the examples of reported speech. They are in red in the subtitles. Then read the conversation below to learn more. Finally, do the grammar exercises to check you understand, and can use, reported speech correctly.
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Reported Speech Exercises

We use reported speech when we want to tell someone what someone said. We usually use a reporting verb (e.g. say, tell, ask, etc.) and then change the tense of what was actually said in direct speech.
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Reported Speech Exercises

Exercise 1 – Requests (positive) Complete the sentences in reported speech. Note the change of pronouns in some sentences. “Stop talking, Joe,” the teacher said.→ The teacher told Joe “Be patient,” she said to him.→ She told him “Go to your room,” her father said to her.→ Her father told her “Hurry up,” she said to us.→ She told us “Give me the key,” he told her.→ He asked her “Play it again, Sam,” she said.→ She asked Sam “Sit down, Caron” he said.→ He asked Caron “Fill in the form, Sir,” the receptionist said.→ The receptionist asked the guest “Take off your shoes,” she told us.→ She told us “Mind your own business,” she told him.→ She told him Mark wrong answers Replace wrong by correct answers Show all correct answers

Reported Speech Exercises

Mixed Exercise 1 Complete the sentences in reported speech. Note whether the sentence is a request, a statement or a question. He said, “I like this song.”→ He said “Where is your sister?” she asked me.→ She asked me “I don’t speak Italian,” she said.→ She said “Say hello to Jim,” they said.→ They asked me “The film began at seven o’clock,” he said.→ He said “Don’t play on the grass, boys,” she said.→ She told the boys “Where have you spent your money?” she asked him.→ She asked him “I never make mistakes,” he said.→ He said “Does she know Robert?” he wanted to know.→ He wanted to know “Don’t try this at home,” the stuntman told the audience.→ The stuntman advised the audience Mark wrong answers Replace wrong by correct answers Show all correct answers

Reported Speech Exercises

Reported Speech Exercises

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