Reported Speech exercise at Auto-English

Reported Speech Exercise answers

DIRECT REPORTED
is seeing was seeing
sees saw
saw saw/had seen
has seen had seen
will see would see
is going to see was going to see
can see could see
DIRECT REPORTED
here there
this that
these those
now then
today that day
yesterday the previous day
tomorrow the next day
"It's raining," she said.
1 She said (that) it was raining.
He said to her, "I love you."
2 He told her (that) he loved her.
"I saw Marķa in the supermarket yesterday," said  Carlos.
3 Carlos said (that) he saw/had seen Marķa in the supermarket the previous day.
"We've lived here for three years," he said.
4 He said (that) they had lived there for three years.
"I'll bring a pasta salad," said Francesca.
5 Francesca said (that) she would bring a pasta salad.
"Mark's going to install solar panels," said Miranda.
6 Miranda said (that) Mark was going to install solar panels.
"They found gold here," said the geology teacher.
7 The geology teacher said (that) they had found gold there.
"Jenny can't speak French," said Pierre.
8 Pierre said (that) Jenny couldn't speak French.
"I first met my wife in Seville," he told us.
9 He told them (that) he first met/ had first met his wife in Seville.
"I want your homework handed in by tomorrow," he said.
10 He said (that) he wanted their homework handed in by the next day.
"My mother made these cakes," said Juan.
11 Juan said (that) his mother made/had made those cakes.
"I'm feeling tired now," said David.
12 David said (that) he was feeling tired then.

 

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