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REPORTED SPEECH SOME TIPS ON REPORTED SPEECH
REPORTED SPEECH • You will have already studied the changes in verb tenses and adverbs when reporting. However, remember that tenses do not change when: 1. The reporting verb is in the present. 2. A statement is still a fact or is still true. 3. It is an -ing form 4. Certain modal verbs or conditional forms are used.
SEE SOME EXAMPLES • “We are negotiating terms at the moment” The President says that they are negotiating terms at the moment. • “I might pop round this evening” She said she might pop round this evening. • “If I were younger, I would learn how to use a computer” He says that if he were younger he would learn how to use a computer. • “Would you mind not smoking in the library? ” The teacher asked the students not to smoke in the library.
REMEMBER HOW TO REPORT QUESTIONS? • “How much do you love me? ” He asked me how much I loved him. • “Are you going on holiday soon? ” He asked if I was going on holiday soon. • “Have you ever sold books before? ” He asked me if I had ever sold books before. • “How many books did you sell? ” He asked me how many books I had sold.
WHICH OF THESE SENTENCES ARE NOT CORRECT? • He suggested buying a new computer. • Pat suggested that I saved more money. • Tim suggested that I changed my teaching methods. • The teacher suggested to watch the film in English. • Ann suggested to going home because I was feeling ill. • John suggested we installed virus protection software.
REPORT THESE SENTENCES • “Let’s have a barbecue” said the students The students suggested having a barbecue • “Why don’t you have a barbecue? ” said Tim to his mother Tim suggested that his mother should have // had a barbecue • “We could try that new place for dinner” said Bill suggested trying that new place
REPORT THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS • • • “Open the window , please” He asked me to open the window “Start work now” He ordered me to start work then “Don’t eat that apple” He told me not to eat that apple