sábado, 28 de junio de 2014

ISE II (B2): Reported Speech

We use the reported speech to say something that someone has said without quoting the exact words. That is to say, the sentence has the same meaning but we use different words.

Usually, the reporting clause appears first, followed by a subordinated clause introduced by that (this pronoun can be omitted).

  • Direct speech: Paul said “I will be here next week”.
  • Reported Speech: Paul said that we would be there next week.

We can report a sentence (affirmative or negative clauses to give information), questions (used to ask for information) and commands (to give orders).

In the following presentation, you have all the necessary information to make the changes needed to report a sentence:


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