Indirect speech

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DIRECT SPEECH TO REPORTED SPEECH TABLE This useful table will help you to change from direct speech to indirect speech (reported speech). 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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Direct & Indirect Speech, Tenses and Example Sentences Tense Direct Speech Present Simple I like ice cream. Present Continuous I am living in Paris. Past Simple I bought a car. Past Continuous I was walking along the Street. Present Perfect I haven’t seen Mary. Past Perfect I had taken Spanish lessons before. Will I’II see you later. Would I would help, but… Can I can speak perfect Spanish. Could I could swim when I was four. Should I should call my mother Might I might be late. Tense Indirect Teaching English Grammar, English Writing Skills, English Language Learning, English Vocabulary Words, Grammar Skills, English Conversation Learning, English Learning Spoken, Interesting English Words, Learn English Words

Direct & Indirect Speech, Tenses and Example Sentences Tense Direct Speech Present Simple I like ice cream. Present Continuous I am living in Paris. Past Simple I bought a car. Past Continuous I was walking along the Street. Present Perfect I haven’t seen Mary. Past Perfect I had taken Spanish lessons before. Will I’II see you later. Would I would help, but… Can I can speak perfect Spanish. Could I could swim when I was four. Should I should call my mother Might I might be late. Tense…

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25 sentences to practice reported speech. useful for A2 B1 students. Easy and simple it will help students to understand the topic. All three types of sentences, affirmative,negative and interrogative mixed to provide plenty of practice and understanding - ESL worksheets

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