Student or Learner
I have wanted to ask it since the first time I read it on the forum, so
What is it?
Thanks in advance
Last edited by beascarpetta; 18-Mar-2008 at 16:13.
Reported speech is when you say what someone else said.
John said, "I'm hungry." -- This is direct speech.
John said that he was hungry. -- This is reported speech.
It's common for the verb to shift back in tense (I am -- he was) when you write reported speech.
[not a teacher]