What is Reported Speech?
Sometimes someone says a sentence, for example, "I'm going to the cinema tonight". Later, maybe we want to tell someone else what the first person said.
We use a 'reporting verb' like 'say' or 'tell'. If this verb is in the present tense, it's easy. We just put 'she says' and then the sentence:
Reporting Verbs Introduction
In this lesson, you will learn important verb constructions.
to + infinitive
object + to + infinitive
object + that
object + preposition + gerund
Offer & Suggest
Learn how to report offering help or suggesting a plan of action to someone with these 2 very useful verbs which we commonly use in everyday situations.
Refuse, Accept, Agree, Admit & Deny
Advanced users of English need to be able to use more advanced Reporting Verbs to replace Say & Tell. These 5 advanced verbs should become part of your standard vocabulary. Learn how to use these reporting verb correctly.
Verbs + Preposition
Some verb and preposition combinations are very natural in the English language, so it is important to learn & understand these collocations. I will share some of them with you in this lesson that you can use in Reported Speech.
Verb + Object + To + Infinitive
This is one of the more advanced sentence constructions that you can use. If you are preparing for the IELTS test, then you should try to include one example of Reported Speech in your essay using this advanced construction.
Tense Shifting in Reported Speech
Learn how to change your tenses from Present to Past in Reported Speech.
Tense shifting is an important skill to understand when using Reported Speech. Learn how to SHIFT your tenses when writing and the important differences between Speaking & Writing.
4 Grammar Rules
Change all Present Tenses into the Past
Past Simple become Past Perfect
Imperatives become To + Infinitive
Questions take IF or WHETHER
Reporting Verbs & Reported Speech Worksheets
Remember that Practice Makes Progress, so download and work through the exercises and repeat them when necessary.
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