Reported Speech

Publicado: 20 junio, 2012 en Grammar

       When we want to report what other person has said we use the reported speech, that is, we do not use the speaker´s word (direct speech). So, we need to learn how to transform from direct speech to reported speech.

Changes in Reported Speech and examples:

1.           Simple Present ……………………………………Simple Past


      Peter: I work in a garden.                                      Peter said that he worked in a garden.

2.        Past Simple/ Present Perfect /Past perfect ……………… Past Perfect.


     Peter: I worked in the garden.
     Peter: I have worked in the garden.                  Peter said that he had worked in the garden.
     Peter: I had worked in the garden.
3.      Will ……………………………………… Would (Can/could) (may/might)


      Peter: I will work in the garden.                                Peter said that he would work in the garden.

4.     Am/is/ are …………………………………………. Was/Were


     Peter: I am working in the garden.                     Peter said that he was working in the garden.
5.     Was/ Have been/ had been……………………… Had been


   Peter: I was working…..
   Peter: I have been working….                                I had been working in the garden….

    Peter: I had been working…..

 

 

 

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