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Reported Speech - Present and Future

 
A. Complete the table:  
                                                                
Direct Speech
Reported Speech
Present Simple
don't / doesn’t
can
 
can't / cannot
 
will
 
won’t
 
now
 
today
 
tonight
 
tomorrow
 
next week
 
I
 ,
you (singular)
 , or
we
you (plural)
or

my

 or
your (singular)
or 
our
 
your (plural)
 or
this
 
these
 
here
 
 
 
B. Choose the words that don't change in reported speech.
 
           will    doing      can     to stay     should     don't     speaks       is
           am     won't   to be      eating        what     does      where   who
 
 
C. Change the following statements into reported speech.
 
             1. Billy said: "Ruth listens to the radio every evening."
                 Billy said .
 
             2. He said: "Mom is talking on the phone now."
                 He said .
 
             3. The girls: "We don't understand this article."
                The girls said .
 
             4. Julie told me: "These newspapers are boring."
                Julie told me .
 
             5. Annie said: "Maggie is my best friend."
                Annie said .
 
             6. My grandparents told me: "We can't read without our glasses."
                My grandparents told me .
 
             7. The publicist told the reporters: "Lady Gaga doesn't want to be disturbed by the paparazzi."
                The publicist told the reporters .
 
             8. Jimmy said: "I'll go online tomorrow."
                 Jimmy said .
 
             9. Jimmy's parents said: "You won't go swimming next weekend."
                 Jimmy's parents said .
 
            10. Sarah said: "I can stay here."
                  Sarah said .
 
 
D. Change the following questions into reported speech.
 
            1. Mary asked Bruno: "Do you know my sister?"
                Mary asked Bruno .
 
            2. She asked him: "Where does Jill go to school?"
                She asked him .
 
           3. He asked her: "Are you studying to be a journalist?"
               He asked her .
 
           4. Sheila wanted to know: "Who is the cover girl?"
               Sheila wanted to know .
 

 

       

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