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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #3041: Reported speech
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    Reported speech

    Direct speech

    Indirect speech

    He said'I live in Paris'.He said he lived in paris.
    He said'I am cooking dinner.'He said he was cooking dinner.
    He said' I have visited London twice.'He said he had visited London twice.
    He said' I went to New York last week.'He said he had gone to New York the week before
    He said 'I had already eaten'.He said he had already eaten.
    He said, 'I am going to find a new job'.He said he was going to find a new job.
    He said,'I will give Jack a call'.He said he would give Jack a call.
    He said,'I have been working on that project for over two weeks'.He said he had been working on that project for over two weeks.
    He said,'I can come tonight '.He said he could come that night .
    He said,'I may buy a new car.'He said he might buy a new car .
    He said,'I might go to Denver.'He said he might go to Denver.
    He said,'I must give Ken a call.'He said he had to give Ken  a call. 
    He said,'I have to give Ken a call.'He said he  had to give Ken a call. 
    He said,'I should see a doctor'.He said he should see a doctor.

    Now report these statements and questions using the following  verbs: said-told-asked-advised-suggested.

    Don't use contracted forms in the answers.

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    1. 'Where do you live?' (She asked me.....).
    2. 'Who is your favorite singer?' (He asked Mary....).
    3. 'Are you married ?' (He asked Susan ...).
    4. 'Has your father retired yet?' (She asked James....).
    5. 'We have lived here for six years'. (He told me that ...).
    6. 'Why didn't you finish your studies?'
    (She asked Meriem....).
    7. 'I saw this film two weeks ago.'
    (he said that....).
    8. 'You should have a rest .'
    (The doctor advises the patient....).
    9. 'What about going to the beach?'
    (She suggested ....).
    10. 'Don't switch on the TV !' (The mother told her son.....).

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