What Do You Know About Reported Speech?

What is the importance of reported speech?

Reported speech is especially important for pilots taking the ANAC English Test.

It shows the examiner that you master verb tenses, pronouns, connectors…on my next post I will give you some examples of verbs you can use in Reported Speech in order not to keep repeating ‘he said, she said’, ok?.

How many types of reported speech are there?

twoThere are two main types of reported speech: direct speech and indirect speech.

How do you use reported speech?

Reported or indirect speech is usually used to talk about the past, so we normally change the tense of the words spoken. We use reporting verbs like ‘say’, ‘tell’, ‘ask’, and we may use the word ‘that’ to introduce the reported words. Inverted commas are not used.

How do you speak in past tense?

The past forms only one tense—you guessed it, the past (I talked). The past participle forms the last three tenses: the present perfect (I have talked), the past perfect (I had talked), and the future perfect (I will have talked). To form the past participle, start with a helping verb such as is, are, was, or has been.

What is reported speech in grammar?

Reported or indirect speech is usually used to talk about the past, so we normally change the tense of the words spoken. We use reporting verbs like ‘say’, ‘tell’, ‘ask’, and we may use the word ‘that’ to introduce the reported words.

What is another name for reported speech?

Reported speech is the report of one speaker or writer on the words spoken, written, or thought by someone else. Also called reported discourse.

What is reported speech with examples?

“Reported speech” is when we talk about what somebody else said – for example: Direct Speech: “I’ve been to London three times.” Reported Speech: She said she’d been to London three times.

How do you convert direct speech to reported speech?

Direct to Reported Speech and vice versa for Direct Speech in Simple Past Tense – definition. While converting direct speech to reported speech, the simple past in the direct speech becomes past perfect in the reported speech. Example: He said, “She went away.” – He said that she had gone away.

What is direct speech example?

Direct speech is a sentence in which the exact words spoken are reproduced in speech marks (also known as quotation marks or inverted commas). For example: “You’ll never guess what I’ve just seen!” said Sam, excitedly. “What’s that?” asked Louise.

How do you turn a question into a reported speech?

How to change Questions into Indirect Speech?Change the question into a Statement.Change SAID / SAID TO into ASKED (enquired).Change Conjunction word THAT into IF or WHETHER.Change of Personal Pronoun, tense and Special words.Remove commas, quotation marks and question marks.More items…

What is your name in reported speech?

The indirect speech for He said to me,”What is your name?”, is this : He asked me what my name is. Explanations : When you convert an Interrogative Sentence into its Indirect Speech form, the reporting verb “said to” or “told” is changed into “asked.”