May 3, 2012

Reported Speech

Telling someone what another said is called reported speech.
How often do you have to report what someone else said? We do this every day.  Reported Speech does not use the speaker’s exact words and that's why we also call it indirect speech. It’s different from quoted or direct speech, which uses the speaker’s original words.

The following presentation shows the main changes that take place when we report what somebody has said:
Reported Speech

More reporting verbs and their patterns:

Now, it's time for you to practice:

You can download the theory here: 

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