Sorry therefore, but I cannot agree with your analysis that you always step back a tense in reporting speech and I believe that this is something that should be corrected with the people that are learning English through your programme. Present Tense is changed to Past 5. He ordered me to come to the party. All participants get Participation Certificates while the top 100 winners get Amazon Cash Vouchers every week. Second, I want to ask a question about pronoun in reported speech.
Time Expressions with Reported Speech Sometimes when we change direct speech into reported speech we have to change time expressions too. It's exactly the same if you use 'that' or if you don't use 'that'. So, indirect speech or reported speech is exactly the same. How can it be possible to be your student? He told her not to worry. People went to California to look for a better life.
. They ate watery soup and hard bread. Bye, Marcio Day after tomorrow I will have a exam and I´m really very happy watching your class about Report Speech. Here are some more examples: Direct Question Reported Question Where is the Post Office, please? Using reported speech in English can sometimes be difficult for non-native speakers as we usually change the verbs, pronouns and specific times. Tense Changes in Reported Speech Images. Then I need to change the verb to the past simple.
She asked me why I dated Ryan. In embedded questions, we change the order of the words, but we do not change the tense. But how do you conjugate the verbs? Reported Orders And finally, how about if someone doesn't ask so politely? What if someone asks you to do something in a polite way? Since reported speech is usually talking about the past, we usually change the verbs into the past. When changing from direct to indirect speech, you need to change the grammar in certain ways. She asked me to come early the next day. He told her not to worry. So much for 'wh' questions.
Mary said that it was a fantastic place. Moving on to the future. I watched a video of yours in which you were teaching the reported speech…. We also may need to change words like 'my' and 'your'. Once I was talking with one English man. We also use infinitives when reporting orders and commands, especially when using tell. So,I really feel confused about it.
He suggested that I should quit. Here are a few more examples: Direct Request Reported Request Please help me. Tip 10: Conversion of Indirect to Direct Speech 1. You can also use the present tense if you are talking about a future event. Perhaps what he or she said was surprising or shocking or wonderful…something exceptional. It depends on when we heard the direct speech and when we say the reported speech. We use this to report or to write down what somebody has said.
Any rules in reported speech about stative verbs like, love, see, seem, etc? Could you bring my book tonight? Participate in our It only takes 20 mins. Tip 6: Command, Request, Exclamation, Wish Commands and Requests Indirect Speech is introduced by some verbs like ordered, requested, advised and suggested. Her position was the same as yours, that there is always a back-step in tense in reporting, however I do not believe that this is a universal truth. He asked me what I wanted. Here's how it works: We use a 'reporting verb' like 'say' or 'tell'. We make a present simple question with 'do' or 'does' so I need to take that away.
Incorrect Indirect: He asked them whether they would come for dinner. She asked me to help her. Actually I´m very glad to have found these excellent teachers spending the time for teaching us. Reported Orders And finally, how about if someone doesn't ask so politely? For example: He told me that he lived in Greenwich. The past perfect tense does not change in reported speech.
Tense Direct Speech Reported Speech present simple I like ice cream She said that she liked ice cream. Reported speech: He said that he would finish his report in two days. We use get in lots of different ways in English. It depends on when we heard the direct speech and when we say the reported speech. Have you ever been to Mexico? The second rule is to change the perspective, or point of view. Reported speech: She said that she might invite them to the dinner.