Direct Speech into Reported Speech



Direct Speech into Reported Speech :



When we report questions a good deal later, we usually use the past tense.

See also how whether or if is used.

Direct Speech - Present Simple - I like coffee.
Reported Speech - Past Simple - He said that he liked coffee.


Direct Speech - Present Progressive - Is it raining?
Reported Speech - Past Progressive - He asked if it was raining.


Direct Speech - Past Simple - I didn't recognise you.
Reported Speech - Past Perfect - She explained that she hadn't recognized me.


Direct Speech - Present Perfect - You have annoyed the dog.
Reported Speech - Past Perfect - I told her that she had annoyed the dog.


Direct Speech – Past Perfect - I hadn't seen her before that day.
Reported Speech – Past Perfect - You said that you hadn't seen her before that day.


Direct Speech – Shall / Will - We'll be late.
Reported Speech - Should / Would - I was afraid that we would be late.


Direct Speech – Can - I can swim.
Reported Speech – Could - She thought she could swim.


Direct Speech – May - It may rain.
Reported Speech – Might - They said that it might rain.


Direct Speech – Could - You could be right.
Reported Speech – Could - I felt that he could be right.


Direct Speech – Should - That should be interesting.
Reported Speech – Should - She said that it should be interesting.


Direct Speech – Must - I must go.
Reported Speech – Must - He said that he must go.


Direct Speech – Must - I must go.
Reported Speech - Had to - He said that he had to go.


Direct Speech - She said, "I am unwell."
Reported Speech - She said that she was unwell.


Direct Speech - She said, “I have passed the entrance test."
Reported Speech - She said that she had passed the entrance test.


Direct Speech - She said, "My mother is moving the matter."
Reported Speech - She said that her mother was moving the matter.


Direct Speech - He said to me, "I don't believe you."
Reported Speech - He said that he didn't believe me.


Direct Speech - I said to you, "I don't trust you."
Reported Speech - I said that he didn't trust you.


Direct Speech - She said to him, “I don't love you."
Reported Speech - She said that she didn't love him.


Direct Speech - She said, "I am happy to be here this evening”.
Reported Speech - She said that she was glad to be there that evening.


Direct Speech - She says, "I am happy to be here this evening."
Reported Speech - She says that she is happy to be here this evening.

Related Links :

  1. Direct Speech into Reported Speech
  2. Converting Questions into Reported Speech
  3. Converting Commands into Reported Speech
  4. Converting Requests into Reported Speech
  5. Converting Exclamations and Wishes into Reported Speech


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