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  1. Reported Questions

    Reported questions are one form of reported speech. direct question. reported question. She said: "Are you cold?" She asked me if I was cold. He said: "Where's my pen?" He asked where his pen was. We usually introduce reported questions with the verb "ask": He asked (me) if / whether ...

  2. Reported Questions: Direct and Indirect Questions • 7ESL

    Reported Speech Questions: Yes/No Questions. - We use "if" or "whether" to introduce a "yes‑no question". Example: Direct speech: "Did you receive my e-mail?". Reported speech: The teacher asked me if I had received his e-mail. OR The teacher asked me whether I had received his e-mail.

  3. Reported Speech (Part 2)

    Requests/orders. "Asked me to" is used for requests. "Told me to" is stronger; it is used for orders/commands. She asked me to make copies. He told me to go to the bank. 2. Yes/no questions. "Asked if" and "wanted to know if" are equal. We don't use the auxiliary verbs "do/does/did" in the reported question.

  4. What is Reported Speech and How to Use It? with Examples

    2. Reporting Commands: When reporting commands, you need to use an introductory phrase such as "ordered" or "told" followed by the person, to + infinitive, and any additional information. Here's an example: Direct speech: "Clean your room!". Reported speech: She ordered me to clean my room.

  5. Reported Speech: Rules, Examples, Exceptions

    When we use reported speech, we often change the verb tense backwards in time. This can be called "backshift.". Here are some examples in different verb tenses: "I want to go home.". She said she wanted to go home. "I 'm reading a good book.". She said she was reading a good book. "I ate pasta for dinner last night.".

  6. Reported Speech

    For example: Direct speech: I dislike fried chicken. Reported speech: She said she disliked fried chicken. Note how the main verb in the reported statement is also in the past tense verb form. Use the simple present tense in your indirect speech if the initial words remain relevant at the time of reporting.

  7. Reported Speech

    It is also important that you use an indirect question in reported speech, i.e. after the interrogative or ‚whether' / ‚if' you continue the sentence as if it were a statement (subject-verb etc.). The auxiliary verb ‚do' is not used in indirect questions. Example: He asked: Where does she live? - He asked where she lived.

  8. Reported questions

    Reported Questions. When we report what people say, we usually change the tense of the verbs to reflect that we are reporting - not giving direct speech. This pattern is followed when we report questions and there are also other important changes between direct questions and reported questions. Reported questions are one form of reported speech.

  9. Reported Speech: Important Grammar Rules and Examples • 7ESL

    Reported speech: He asked if he would see me later. In the direct speech example you can see the modal verb 'will' being used to ask a question. Notice how in reported speech the modal verb 'will' and the reporting verb 'ask' are both written in the past tense. So, 'will' becomes 'would' and 'ask' becomes 'asked'.

  10. 100 Reported Speech Examples: How To Change Direct Speech Into Indirect

    Direct: "I will help you," she promised. Reported: She promised that she would help me. Direct: "You should study harder," he advised. Reported: He advised that I should study harder. Direct: "I didn't take your book," he denied. Reported: He denied taking my book. Direct: "Let's go to the cinema," she suggested.

  11. Reported Speech (Meaning, Rules, Examples, And FREE Worksheet)

    1. Pronoun: In reported speech, pronouns are typically changed to match the perspective of the person doing the reporting. For example, first-person pronouns in direct speech ("I," "we") become the third person ("he," "she," "they") in reported speech. This keeps the meaning clear when the speaker's words are reported by ...

  12. Reported Speech Questions

    Reported Speech Imperatives Exercise -. Reported Mixed Exercise. Reported Questions Grammar: a. We use introductory verbs like ask, wonder, want to know, inquire... b. We change the interrogative word-order to statement word-order. c. All the other changes in indirect speech still apply.

  13. Reported Speech Exercise With Answers (Questions)

    Will you be with your friends? → She asked him. Can you take me with you? → She asked him. What will the weather be like? → She asked him. How are we going to get there? → She asked him. Shall we take anything to eat? → She asked him. What do you want me to bring? → She asked him.

  14. Reported Speech Exercises

    Perfect English Grammar. Here's a list of all the reported speech exercises on this site: ( Click here to read the explanations about reported speech ) Reported Statements: Present Simple Reported Statement Exercise (quite easy) (in PDF here) Present Continuous Reported Statement Exercise (quite easy)

  15. Questions in Reported Speech

    The basics of reported speech questions. When reporting questions, we usually use a reporting verb, such as "asked," "enquired," or "wondered." The reporting verb is followed by the question itself, which is often a statement that begins with "if" or "whether." For example, "He asked if you were coming to the party."

  16. Reported Speech

    Watch my reported speech video: Here's how it works: We use a 'reporting verb' like 'say' or 'tell'. ( Click here for more about using 'say' and 'tell' .) If this verb is in the present tense, it's easy. We just put 'she says' and then the sentence: Direct speech: I like ice cream. Reported speech: She says (that) she likes ice cream.

  17. Reported Speech with Examples and Test (PDF)

    Reported Speech (Reporting verb in past tense) "I eat breakfast at 8 AM.". She said (that) she ate breakfast at 8 AM. "We are going to the beach.". They told me (that) they were going to the beach. "He speaks Spanish fluently.". She said (that) he spoke Spanish fluently. "She cooks delicious meals.".

  18. Reported questions, Exercise

    Reported questions in English, Questions, Question, Online Exercise. Task No. 2323. Finish the sentences using Reported speech. Always change the tense, although it is sometimes not necessary.. Show example

  19. Reported Speech: Structures and Examples

    The structure of the independent clause depends on whether the speaker is reporting a statement, a question, or a command. Statement. She told me she was sick. Question. He asked me whether I was sick or not. Command. They ordered us to take a pill every day. Table of Contents. Reported Speech Rules and Examples.

  20. Reported Speech

    Reported speech is used when someone says a sentence, like, "I'm going to the movie tonight". Later, we want to tell a 3rd person what the first person is doing. It works like this: We use a reporting verb i.e 'say' or 'tell'. In the present tense, just put in 'he says. Direct Speech: I like burgers.

  21. Direct And Indirect Speech Questions: Comprehensive Guide with Examples

    One must follow these rules while changing direct speech question sentences to indirect speech: Rule 1: Reporting Verb is changed to ask, inquire, or wonder according to the sentence. Rule 2: The question mark is removed thus changing the interrogative form of the sentence to an affirmative sentence. This is done by placing the subject before ...

  22. Reported Speech: Rules, Examples, and Dialogue Report Writing

    TExplore reported speech rules with examples, learn how to convert direct speech into indirect speech, and find example sentences for exclamatory sentences and WH questions. Enhance your skills in dialogue report writing with practical examples and guides on writing a good report.

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