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    Indirect Speech: He told me that he was ill.Explanation: When the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the present indefinite tense (simple present tense), then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past indefinite tense.

    Present Indefinite Tense > Past Indefinite Tense.

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    Indirect Speech: He told me that he is ill.

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    Change the direct into indirect narration:Rashi said, \"My mother is my best friend.\"

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    Change the direct into indirect narration:

    Question

    Rashi said, "My mother is my best friend."

    A

    Rashi said that my mother is my best friend.

    B

    Rashi said that my mother was my best friend.

    C

    Rashi said that her mother was her best friend.

    D

    Rashi thinks her mother to be best.

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    Correct option is C)

    The first rule for changing direct into indirect speech is: When the reporting or principal verb is in past tense, all the present tense verbs in the direct speech (given in quotes) are changed to the corresponding past tense.

    In the given sentence, the principal verb, 'said' is in simple past tense. Hence, the verbs inside the quotes are changed from simple present tense into simple past tense. Hence, the verb, 'is' in direct speech is changed to 'was' in indirect speech.

    The second rule is: The pronouns in the direct speech (inside quotes) are changed so that it represents the relation with the reporter and not the speaker.  So, the words, 'my mother' and 'my best friend' are changed to 'her mother' and 'her best friend' in indirect speech ('her' is used as Rashi is a the name of a feminine noun). The indirect narration of the given sentence is:  'Rashi said that her mother was her best friend'. Hence, option C is correct.

    Option A: The verb 'is' is not changed to past tense. The pronoun 'my' in 'my mother' and 'my best friend' are not converted to 'her'. Hence, this is incorrect.

    Option B is incorrect as the pronoun 'my' in 'my mother' and 'my best friend' are not converted to 'her'.

    Option D: The reporting or principle verb 'said' has been changed to 'thinks'. The two verbs carry different meanings and cannot be substituted, one for another. Hence, this option is incorrect.

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    Reported speech 2 – questions

    Do you know how to report a question that somebody asked? Test what you know with interactive exercises and read the explanation to help you.

    Grammar B1-B2 grammar Reported speech 2 – questions

    Reported speech 2 – questions

    Do you know how to report a question that somebody asked? Test what you know with interactive exercises and read the explanation to help you.

    Look at these examples to see how we can tell someone what another person asked.

    direct speech: 'Do you work from home?' he said.

    indirect speech: He asked me if I worked from home.

    direct speech: 'Who did you see?' she asked.

    indirect speech: She asked me who I'd seen.

    direct speech: 'Could you write that down for me?' she asked.

    indirect speech: She asked me to write it down.

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    Grammar explanation

    A reported question is when we tell someone what another person asked. To do this, we can use direct speech or indirect speech.

    direct speech: 'Do you like working in sales?' he asked.

    indirect speech: He asked me if I liked working in sales.

    In indirect speech, we change the question structure (e.g. Do you like) to a statement structure (e.g. I like).

    We also often make changes to the tenses and other words in the same way as for reported statements (e.g. have done → had done, today → that day). You can learn about these changes on the Reported speech 1 – statements page.

    Yes/no questions

    In yes/no questions, we use if or whether to report the question. If is more common.

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    He asked me if I was going to the Helsinki conference.

    'Have you finished the project yet?'

    She asked us whether we'd finished the project yet.

    Questions with a question word

    In what, where, why, who, when or how questions, we use the question word to report the question.

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    He asked me what time the train left.

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    She asked where he went.

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    The most common reporting verb for questions is ask, but we can also use verbs like enquire, want to know or wonder.

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    He wondered when we could get it done by.

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    If the question is making an offer, request or suggestion, we can use a specific verb pattern instead, for example offer + infinitive, ask + infinitive or suggest + ing.

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    Hi, please how can solve this for me, thank.

    Q/ Change the following into reported speech.

    1. "I'm really tired of all these questions," he said.

    2. "My sister is cleaning her room," said Lisa.

    3. "I can't wait to get home today," said Frank.

    4. "I don't have much time today," she said.

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    Hello waad Ali,

    I'm afraid we don't solve tasks from elsewhere for users. We're happy to give advice and explanations but we can't just provide answers or we'll end up doing our users' tests and homework for them!

    Peter

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    Hi, I want to ask about reported speech.

    He said: "Do you want me to send this postcard for you?"

    -> He asked if i wanted him to send that postcard for me.

    I think this is what is normally changed from direct to indirect speech. But it's kinda weird for me. And i changed the sentence like this:

    -> He asked whether to send that postcard for me.

    Could you answer this for me? Thanks in advanced.

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    Hi Jenny2101,

    Yes, I think the first one ("He asked if I wanted ...") is the typical way to transform the question into indirect speech.

    The second one ("He asked whether ...") is also grammatically fine and means pretty much the same thing. But compared to the first one, it doesn't explicitly contain the idea of you wanting him to do that, which might or might not be important, depending on the situation.

    I hope that helps. Jonathan

    The LearnEnglish Team

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    Hi

    "SHE COULD SWIM WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG ".

    The conversion to reported speech -> She said that she could swim when she was young.This is right, isn't it?

    AND NOT

    She said that she could swim when she had been young.

    Please answer.

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    Hello englishforeverindia,

    Yes, that's correct.

    All the best, Kirk

    The LearnEnglish Team

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