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    Re: How make the following sentences to report speech.

    Are we using this repotred speech in writng as well?? or only when speaking?

    I think the logic behind is if someone say something in present , it get chnaged to past when telling in reported speech.

    Am I right? If yes

    How do we change the following.

    He ate lunch ------ should it be then " He said he had lunch"?

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    #12

    Re: How make the following sentences to report speech.

    Quote Originally Posted by english_learn View Post
    Are we using this repotred speech in writng as well?? or only when speaking?

    I think the logic behind is if someone say something in present , it get chnaged to past when telling in reported speech.

    Am I right? If yes

    How do we change the following.

    He ate lunch ------ should it be then " He said he had lunch"?
    "I ate lunch." ----- "He said that he had eaten lunch."/"He said that he ate lunch". These are both possible, I wouldn't use the second one.
    I would write: "I have had lunch" ------"He said that he had had lunch."

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