Unitat 16

Reported speech

Contingut exercicis

When we report someone's words we can do it in two ways.

  • Direct speech with quotation marks: “I work in a school”.
  • Reported speech: He said he worked in a school.

In reported speech the tenses and pronouns may be different from those in the original sentence.

The following table shows the changes in the different verb tenses:

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It isn’t always necessary to change the present simple tense. If something is still true now we can use the present simple in the reported sentence:

She said “Mark lives in Paris” → She told me (that) Mark lives in Paris.

 

The past perfect tense does not change in reported speech:

She said “I had finished the book” → She told me (that) he had finished the book.

 

The past continuous usually changes to the past perfect continuous:

They said “we were playing the game” → They told me (that) they had been playing the game.

 

 

Exercici 1

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 2

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 3

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.