Reported speech

We use reported speech to report what someone said.

Notes

When we use reported speech, we have to change the tense and the time expression used in the reported sentence. In order to do that, you have to understand the difference between direct speech and indirect speech first.

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Direct speech

Direct speech

Indirect speech

Indirect speech

Change in tense

Change in tense

Reported speech worksheet

Reported speech worksheet