#EngClass: Indirect (Reporting) Speech (2)

Today we will learn more about reported speech.
You can review the first lesson here https://englishtips4u.com/2011/10/12/engclass-indirect-reporting-speech/ 

Reported speech is also called indirect speech, used to report something someone said.
E.g.

  1. Simple present –> simple past

E.g. 

Quoted speech: He said, “I work every day.”

Reported speech: “He said (that) he worked every day.”
2. Present progressive –> past progressive

E.g. 

Quoted speech: He said, “I am working.”

Reported speech: “He said (that) he was working.”
3. Present perfect –> past perfect

E.g.

Quoted speech: He said, “I have worked.”

Reported speech: “He said (that) he had worked.”
4. Simple past –> past perfect

E.g.

Quoted speech: He said, ” I worked.”

Reported speech: “He said (that) he had worked.”
5. Past progressive –> past perfect progressive

E.g.

Quoted speech: He said, ” I was working.”

Reported speech: “He said (that) he had been working.”
6. Past perfect –> past perfect

E.g.

Quoted speech: He said, “I had worked.”

Reported speech: “He said (that) he had worked.”
7. Simple future

E.g. 

Quoted speech: He said, ” I will work.”

Reported speech: “He said (that) he would work.”
8. Be going to

E.g.

Quoted speech: He said, ” I am going to work.”

Reported speech: “He said (that) he was going to work.”
9. Modal auxiliary

E.g. 

Quoted speech: He said, ” I can work.”

Reported speech: “He said (that) he could work.”

Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

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