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Reported Speech, Reporting Verbs Practice (Author-Bouabdellah)




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Reference sheet �I-B
Reported Speech

Special reporting verbs

Activity: Choose the suitable verb.
1) Direct = �Why don't we go to the cinema?� he said. Indirect =
Question�Indirect = He������������������������� to the cinema.
a) suggested going
b) thanked for going
c) promised to go
d) warned against going
2)�Direct = �Watch out! The bull looks dangerous,� they said
Question�Indirect = They�������������������������� the dangerous bull.
a)�denied going to
b)�warned us against
c)�accused us of coming to
d)�promised not to come
3)�Direct = �Daddy, I'm going out with John,� she said.
Question�Indirect = Sue�������������������������� with John.
a)�denied going out
b) confessed that she was going
c)�apologized for going out
d)�regretted going out
4)�Direct = �What a pity I didn't see the ceremony,� he said.
Question�Indirect = He�������������������������� not seeing the ceremony.
a)�regretted
b)�accused
c)�denied
d)�advised
5)�Direct = �You are right. it was a mistake to get up so early,� Chris said.
Question�Indirect = Chris������������������������� early was a mistake.
a)�admitted getting up
b)�begged getting up
c)�denied to get up
d)�advised getting up
6)�Direct = �Thank you very much indeed,� he said.
Question�Indirect = He�������������������������� Susan.
a)�refused
b) thanked
c)�promised
d)�explained
7)�Direct = �Robert, welcome to our city!� the Lord Mayor said.
Question�Indirect = The Lord Mayor�������������������������� Robert.
a)�explained
b) admitted
c)�thanked
d)�greeted
8)�Direct = �Look, he is a thief!� the greengrocer said.
Question�Indirect = The greengrocer�������������������������� him of being a thief.
a)�accused
b)�advised
c)�greeted
d)�regretted
9)�Direct = �I will help you, Tom, for sure,� the teacher said.
Question�Indirect = The teacher�������������������������� to help Tom.
a)�promised
b)�denied
c)�suggested
d)�regretted
10)�Direct = �Stay with us until tomorrow, OK. ?
Question�Indirect = The uncle�������������������������� on our staying with them for the night.
a)�admitted
b)�explained
c)�begged
d)�insisted
11) Direct =�How about having a swim?�� they said.
Question�Indirect = They�������������������������� having a swim.
a)�suggested
b)�wam
c)�refused
d)�accused
12)�Direct = �Mummy, buy me that toy, please, please,� the kid said.
Question�Indirect = The kid�������������������������� her Mum to buy him a toy.
a)�advised
b)�suggested
c)�begged
d)�confessed
13)�Direct =�It's a pity we didn't meet the president,� they said.
Question�Indirect = They�������������������������� not meeting the president.
a)�warned
b) promised
c)�regretted
d)�accused
14)�Direct = �Look out! Timber!� the foreman said.
Question�Indirect = The foreman�������������������������� the other workers against the falling tree.
a)�promised
b)�insisted
c)�suggested
d)�warned
15)�Direct = �You'd better start learning for the exam, Roger,� the biology teacher said.
Question�Indirect = The biology teacher��������������������������� Roger to start learning for the exam.
a)�promised
b) advised
c)�suggested
d)�denied