Reported speech - tenses exercises

Change of tenses

The tenses, word-order, pronouns may be different from those in the direct speech sentence. The Past Perfect Tense does not change in the Reported Speech.

  Direct speech Reported speech
Ann said: "I want ice-cream." Ann said that she wanted ice-cream.
Simple Past Simple Present Simple Past
Simple Past Simple Past
Present Perfect
Past Perfect
Past Perfect
Simple Past will would

Questions - reported speech

"Do you like Jake?"
She asked me if/whether I liked Jake.

Questions with question words

Who is your friend?
She asked me who my friend was.

   Direct speech  Reported speech - Indirect speech
Change of pronouns  I

 ⇒  he/she
 ⇒  they
 ⇒  his/her
 ⇒  my
 ⇒  their
 ⇒  him/her
 ⇒  them

Change of place and time words  here
 this morning
 next week
 next month
 ⇒  there
 ⇒  that day
 ⇒  that morning
 ⇒  the day before
 ⇒  the next day
 ⇒  the following week
 ⇒  the following month

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