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3 11, 2021

Change to Reported Speech

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Grammar Time: Reported Speech Revise how to change the direct speech into reported speech. We often change to reported speech when we tell someone what another person said. Exam in Mind Level A2/B1 Task 1. Change to reported speech. The teacher said, "You can't leave the room!" - The teacher ordered us ... Mom told me, "Don't spend too

20 10, 2021

Reported Speech

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Grammar Time: Reported Speech. Exercises When we want to report what someone said, we use indirect or reported speech. Revise the rule and have practice doing these exercises. Exam in Mind Level B1 Task 1. Change the direct speech into reported speech. Choose the past simple of ‘ask’, ‘say’ or ‘tell’: “Don’t do it!” - She asked

19 07, 2021

Reported Dialogues

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Reported Speech: A Dialogue in Narration Let's focus on reported dialogues learn how to report a dialogue in narration. Exam in Mind Level A2/B1 If we report a conversation in narration, we use a reporting verb ('say' and 'tell' are the most common, but there are a lot of other verbs like 'claim', 'admit', 'explain'...).

10 03, 2019

Reported Yes / No Questions

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How to report general (Yes / No) questions We report questions with the help of the verbs to ask, to wonder, to want to know. In reported questions the subject comes before the verb, as in affirmative sentences. The tenses change in reported questions according to the general rules. We don't use the auxiliary verbs

7 02, 2019

Reported Commands, Requests, Suggestons

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Let's learn how to report commands, requests and suggestions. In reported commands, requests and suggestions we use such verbs as: to order, to ask, to tell, to suggest, to beg, to advise, to forbid, to warn, to insist, to promise, to agree, to refuse, to remind, etc. after which according to the construction of the

21 02, 2018

Direct and Reported Speech

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Direct and Reported or Indirect Speech Sequence of Tenses   Sometimes we want to tell somebody what another person said. We call this reported speech. We can report another person's words or our own words. In reported speech we usually need to change the pronoun. We usually change the tense of the verb from the present