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    Default Reported Speech

    A) Reported command:

    1) " Study lesson by lesson " The teacher.
    The teacher adviced us to study lesson by lesson.

    2) " Help your parents" She told me.
    She told me to help my parents.

    3) " Don't eat gum " The teacher.
    The teacher ordered me not to eat gum.

    4) " Don't talk " She commanded us.
    She commanded us not to talk.

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    B) Immediate reporting:

    1) " I've two sisters " Victoria says.
    Victoria says that she has two sisters.

    2) " Laura is polite " I think.
    I think that Laura is polite.

    3) " I like English " Nicole says.
    Nicole says that she likes English.

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    C) Changes of Adverbs and Models:

    1) Direct speech
    2) Indirect speech

    Direct Speech | Indirect speech
    Will | Would
    Shall | Should
    Can | Could
    Must(had to) | Had to
    May | Might
    Now | Then
    Here | There
    This | That
    These | Those
    Today | That day

    (( :D I failed at doing the table above xD ))
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    I hope that the examples upthere helped you with understanding the Reported speech!

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    - Ehab Isaac
    Last edited by EhabIsaac; 10-Apr-2011 at 09:50.

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    Default Re: Reported Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by EhabIsaac View Post
    A) Reported command:

    1) " Study lesson by lesson " The teacher.
    The teacher advicsed us to study lesson by lesson.

    C) Changes of Adverbs and Modeals:

    Direct Speech | Indirect speech
    Will Would,...Shall Should,...Can Could,...Must(had to) Had to,...May Might
    Now Then,...Here There,...This That, ...These Those,''''Today That day
    A lot of what you wrote is true. However, the part that I have put in red is a general guide only. The following is perfectly acceptable if I am waiting here for John to see me:

    John said, "I will see you here today". - John said that he will see me here today..

    Context is very important here.

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