Answer Reported speech – Statements

Reported speech Grammar exercises

 Statements

Direct:     “ S + V + ………………………………….”

Reported:  Speaker  + said /  ( told + O) + that +  S + V…..

  Exercises 1:       

1. “I have something to show you,” Jack said to her.

=> Jack told ………………………………………………………………………………………

2. “ I’m going away tomorrow, mother,” he said.

=> He told …………………………………………………………………………………….

3. He said, “ My wife has just been made a judge.”

=> He said ……………………………………………………………………………………

4. “ I’m living with my parents at present,” she said.

=> She said ………………………………………………………………………………….

5. “I’ve made a terrible mistake.” said Peter.

=> Peter said ………………………………………………………………………………..

Answer:

1. “I have something to show you,” Jack said to her.

=> Jack told her he had something to show her.

2. “ I’m going away tomorrow, mother,” he said.

=> He told his mother he was going away the next/following day.

3. He said, “ My wife has just been made a judge.”

=> He said his wife had just been made a judge./ He said (that) his wife had just become a judge.

4. “ I’m living with my parents at present,” she said.

=> She said she was living with her parents at then.

5. “I’ve made a terrible mistake.” said Peter.

=> Peter said he had made a terrible mistake.

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