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Follow the mentioned link to understand the concept of reported speech:

https://www.meritnation.com/ask-answer/question/wat-is-reported-speech/reported-speech/1580043

Various rules to convert direct into reported speech are:

  • A simple present becomes a simple past;

  • A present continuous becomes a past continuous;

  • A present perfect becomes a past perfect.

  • The 'shall' of the Future tense is changed into 'should'.

  • The 'will' of the Future tense is changed into 'would' or 'should'.

  • The pronouns of the Direct speech are changed wherever necessary, so that their relations with the reporter and his hearer, rather than with the original speaker, are indicated.

  • Words expressing nearness in time or place are generally changed into words expressing distance. For instance, now becomes then, ago becomes before, tomorrow becomes the nest day and last night becomes the night before.

  • The tenses may not change if the statement is still relevant or if it is a universal truth.

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 example:

Teacher: “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

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Teacher: “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

Teacher: “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

Teacher: “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

Teacher: “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

There are two ways of reporting this direct speech.

I. Direct reported speech: By using the exact words of the speaker.

The teacher said,"I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow."

The teacher said, “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

As you would have noticed, there is not much difference between direct speech and direct reported speech. Both make use of the inverted commas, thereby indicating that the exact words of the speaker have been used.

However, the use of the reporting verb (‘said’ in this case) in the latter differentiates it from the former.

II. Indirect reported speech: By using one’s own words to replace the exact words of the speaker.

The teacher said she would take a test on reported speech today.

The teacher said, “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

The teacher said she would take a test on reported speech today.

The teacher said, “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

The teacher said, “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

The teacher said, “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

The teacher said, “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

The teacher said, “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

The teacher said, “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

The teacher said, “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.

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Example:

Teacher: “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.”

There are two ways of reporting this direct speech.
I. Direct reported speech: By using the exact words of the speaker.

The teacher said, “I will take a test on reported speech tomorrow.”

As you would have noticed, there is not much difference between direct speech and direct reported speech. Both make use of the inverted commas, thereby indicating that the exact words of the speaker have been used.
However, the use of the reporting verb (‘said’ in this case) in the latter differentiates it from the former.
II. Indirect reported speech: By using one’s own words to replace the exact words of the speaker.

The teacher said she would take a test on reported speech today.

 
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If we report what another person has said, we usually do not use the speaker’s exact words (direct speech), but reported (indirect) speech. Therefore, you need to learn how to transform direct speech into reported speech. The structure is a little different depending on whether you want to transform a statement, question or request.

Statements

When transforming statements, check whether you have to change:

 

 

  • pronouns
  • present tense verbs (3rd person singular)
  • place and time expressions
  • tenses (backshift)
TypeExample
direct speech“I speak English.”
reported speech
(no backshift)
He says that he speaks English.
reported speech
(backshift)
He said that he spoke English
 

 

 

Various rules to convert direct into reported speech are:

  • A simple present becomes a simple past;

  • A present continuous becomes a past continuous;

  • A present perfect becomes a past perfect.

  • The 'shall' of the Future tense is changed into 'should'.

  • The 'will' of the Future tense is changed into 'would' or 'should'.

  • The pronouns of the Direct speech are changed wherever necessary, so that their relations with the reporter and his hearer, rather than with the original speaker, are indicated.

  • Words expressing nearness in time or place are generally changed into words expressing distance. For instance, now becomes then, ago becomes before, tomorrow becomes the nest day and last night becomes the night before.

  • The tenses may not change if the statement is still relevant or if it is a universal truth.

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Indirect Speech (also referred to as 'reported speech ') refers to a sentence reporting what someone has said. It is almost always used in spoken English.

If the reporting verb (i.e. said) is in the past, the reported clause will be in a past form. This form is usually one step back into the past from the original.

For example:

He said the test was difficult.
She said she watched TV every day.
 

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