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    Please change these sentences from direct speech into indirect speech.

    1. 'Don't talk to anyone what I tell you', said he.
    2. 'I saw Jack a couple of weeks ago', said Ann.
    3. 'Eat more fruit and vegetable but don't eat too much fat', said the doctor.
    4. 'Read the instruction carefully before you use that machine', said the clerk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post
    Please change these sentences from direct speech into indirect speech.

    1. 'Don't talk to anyone what I tell you', said he.
    2. 'I saw Jack a couple of weeks ago', said Ann.
    3. 'Eat more fruit and vegetable but don't eat too much fat', said the doctor.
    4. 'Read the instruction carefully before you use that machine', said the clerk.
    vv0510, wouldn't it be better to do it by yourself first, so that we can offer help? Give it a go, we're right behind you.

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    [quote=vv0510_vn;211015]Please change these sentences from direct speech into indirect speech.

    1. 'Don't talk to anyone what I tell you', said he.
    He told me not to talk to anyone what he had said.
    2. 'I saw Jack a couple of weeks ago', said Ann.
    Ann said she had seen Jack a couple of weeks before.
    3. 'Eat more fruit and vegetable but don't eat too much fat', said the doctor.
    The doctor advised me to eat more fruit and vegetable but not too much fat.
    4. 'Read the instruction carefully before you use that machine', said the clerk.
    The clerk told me to read the instruction carefully before using the machine.
    Last edited by Harry Smith; 20-Sep-2007 at 13:24.

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    [quote=Harry Smith;211055]
    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post
    Please change these sentences from direct speech into indirect speech.

    1. 'Don't talk to anyone what I tell you', said he.
    He told me not to talk to anyone.
    2. 'I saw Jack a couple of weeks ago', said Ann.
    Ann said she had seen Jack a couple of weeks before.
    3. 'Eat more fruit and vegetable but don't eat too much fat', said the doctor.
    The doctor advised me to eat more fruit and vegetable but not too much fat.
    4. 'Read the instruction carefully before you use that machine', said the clerk.
    The clerk told me to read the instruction carefully before using the machine.
    Different teachers have differ ways of doing things.

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    [QUOTE=Harry Smith;211055]
    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post
    Please change these sentences from direct speech into indirect speech.

    1. 'Don't talk to anyone what I tell you', said he.
    He told me not to talk to anyone.
    To my mind, this expresses more:
    He forbad(e) me to talk to anyone what he told me.

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    [quote=albertino;211059]
    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Different teachers have differ ways of doing things.


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    Default Re: Direct speech & Indirect speech

    Thanks all.

    You know I am able to do such things but .... the answers given by my teacher did not as I expected and I think they're wrong! So I just want to ask someone who is beleivable.

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    Default Re: Direct speech & Indirect speech

    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post

    1. 'Don't talk to anyone about what I tell you', said he.

    He told me I must not talk to anyone about what he had said.
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