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Reported Speech for Beginners

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A - Practice changing these sentences from Direct to Reported Speech. You do not need to change the verb tense.

E.g. Nancy: The world is beautiful.

Nancy says (that) the world is beautiful.

1. Bobby: Jacob has a lot of friends.

2. Diane: It's time to get ready.

3. Mike: The weather is great today.

4. Drew: Most people are friendly.

5. Stacy: It a beautiful day.

B - Now let's practice changing sentences from Direct to Reported (Indirect) Speech some more, but be sure to complete the Reported Speech sentences using the correct pronouns.

E.g. Lindsay (yesterday): My brother's putting on a musical show tomorrow night.

Lindsay said (that) her brother's putting on a musical show tonight.

1. Bill: I love playing golf.

2. Jane (to Tom): I enjoy talking to your brother.

3. Tom (to Jane): I don’t know why you enjoy talking to my brother.

4. Tom: I wonder if Jane enjoys talking to me.

5. Ned (a few days ago): I am having a job interview later today.

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question 4

could I say Tom says(that) he wonders if Jane enjoys talking to him ?

1. Bobby says that Jacob has

1. Bobby says that Jacob has a lot of friends.
2. Diane says that it's time to get ready.
3. Mike says that the weather is great today.
4. Drew says that most people are friendly.
5. Stacy says that it is a beautiful day.

1. Bill said that he love playing golf.
2. Jane told Tom that she enjoy talking to his brother.
3. Tom told Jane that he don't know why she enjoy talking to his brother.
4. Tom said that he wonders if Jane enjoys talking to him.
5. Ned said that he was having a job interview later today.