DIRECT SPEECH TO REPORTED SPEECH
TENSES
REPORTED SPEECH TO DIRECT SPEECH
TRUE / FALSE
COMPLETE SENTENCES
100
"I AM EXHAUSTED" TIM SAID.
TIM SAID THAT HE WAS EXHAUSTED.
100
IN REPORTED SPEECH, CHANGE "PRESENT TENSE" TO...
PAST TENSE
100

SHE SAID THAT THERE WERE THREE PEOPLE WAITING AT THE BUS STOP.

"THERE ARE THREE PEOPLE WAITING AT THE BUS STOP", SHE SAID.

100

WE USE DIRECT SPEECH WHEN WE WANT TO REPRODUCE WHAT SOMEBODY SAYS OR SAID.

FALSE

100

"JOHN IS AT WORK TODAY"

HE SAID THAT JOHN ................. AT WORK

WAS

200

"I BOUGHT A HOUSE LAST YEAR" SARA SAID.

SARA SAID SHE HAD BOUGHT A HOUSE THE YEAR BEFORE

200
IN REPORTED SPEECH, CHANGE "PRESENT PERFECT" TO...
PAST PERFECT
200

MY FRIENDS SAID THAT THEY HAD BEEN IN THE PARK THAT AFTERNOON.

"WE HAVE BEEN IN THE PARK THIS AFTERNOON", MY FRIENDS SAID.

200

WHEN WE REPORT WHAT SOMEBODY SAID IN THE PAST WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE TENSE WE USE IN REPORTED SPEECH.

TRUE

200

"MARY BOUGHT SOUVENIRS"

SHE SAID THAT MARY.....................SOUVENIERS

BOUGHT / HAD BOUGHT

300

"I WAS WAITING FOR A JOB IN LONDON" TIM TOLD ME.

TIM TOLD ME THAT HE HAD BEEN WAITING FOR A JOB IN LONDON.

300

IN REPORTED SPEECH, CHANGE "PAST SIMPLE" TO...

PAST PERFECT

300

SHE SAID THAT HER FATHER HAD TO TRAVEL A LOT BECAUSE HE WAS A SALESMAN.

"MY FATHER MUST TRAVEL A LOT BECAUSE HE'S A SALESMAN", SHE SAID.

300

WHEN WE REPORT A SENTENCE IN THE PAST WE MUST USE A PAST PERFECT TENSE

TRUE

300

HE SAID THAT HE HAD EATEN A LOT THAT DAY

"HE ............................. A LOT TODAY"

HAS EATEN

400

"YOU ARE DOING SPORTS ON SATURDAY" HE SAID

HE SAID THAT YOU WERE DOING SPORTS ON SATURDAY.

400

IN REPORTED SPEECH, CHANGE THE IMPERATIVE VERB TO...

INFINITIVE (TO + VERB)

400

SUE TOLD ME THAT MARY'S BOYFRIEND LIVED IN PARIS.

"MARY'S BOYFRIEND LIVES IN PARIS", SUE TOLD ME.

400

IN REPORTED SPEECH WE CHANGE THE SIMPLE PAST INTO PRESENT PERFECT

FALSE

400

"HE IS GOING TO TRAVEL TO PARIS"

HE SAID THAT HE.......................TO PARIS

WAS GOING TO TRAVEL

500

"DO YOUR HOMEWORK" MY TEACHER TOLD ME.

MY TEACHER TOLD ME TO DO MY HOMEWORK

500

IN REPORTED SPEECH, CHANGE "present continuous" TO...

PAST CONTINUOUS

500

HIS TEACHER TOLD HIM THAT HIS HOMEWORK WAS GREAT.

"YOUR HOMEWORK IS GREAT", HIS TEACHER SAID.

500

IN REPORTED SPEECH WE TURN THE PRESENT PERFECT INTO PAST PERFECT

TRUE

500

HE SAID THAT CARL WAS DRIVING FAST.

"CARL........................... FAST", HE SAID

IS DRIVING

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