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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #90790: Reported Speech
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    Reported Speech

    Direct Speech                                                                                    Indirect Speech

    Present Simple                                                                                   Past Simple

    She said:' It is a warm day '.                                                              She said it was a warm day.

    Present Continuous                                                                             Past Continuous

    He said: ' I am teaching English at the junior school '.                           He said he was teaching English at the junior school.  

    Present Perfect                                                                                     Past Perfect

    Tom said: ' I have just arrived '.                                                           Tom said he had just arrived.

    Present Perfect Continuous                                                                   Past Perfect Continuous

    He said: ' I have been running '.                                                            He said he had been running.

    Past Simple                                                                                           Past Perfect

    Susan said: ' I bought a bike '.                                                               Susan said she had bought a bike.

    Past Continuous                                                                                    Past Perfect Continuous

    She said: ' I was reading a book '.                                                         She said she had been reading a book.

    Past Perfect                                                                                            Past Perfect

    He said: ' I had seen my father '.                                                             He said he had seen his father.

    Past Perfect Continuous                                                                          Past Perfect Continuous

    Jack said: ' I had been having dinner '.                                                    Jack said he had been having dinner.

    Future Simple                                                                                         Would

    He said: ' I will buy it '.                                                                          He said he would buy it.

    Future Continuous                                                                                  Would + be + ing

    Ann said: ' I will be going  '.                                                                   Ann said she would be going.

    Future Perfect                                                                                         Would  have + Past Participle

    He said: ' I will have returned from Spain by the end of this month '.         He said he would have returned from Spain by the end of that month.

    Future Perfect Continuous                                                                        Would have been + ing

    Kate said: ' I will have been learning for 3 months '.                                   Kate said she would have been learning for 3 months.





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    1. Ann: ' Where does your brother park his car? '. Ann asked me where my brother his car.
    2. He said: ' I won't go'. He said he .
    3. She said: ' I was in New York last year '. She said she in New York the year before.
    4. Annette said: ' I was cooking '. Annette said she .
    5. He said: ' I'm going to watch a film this week '. He said he to watch a film that week.
    6. Tim said: ' I have been to Paris '. Tim said he to Paris.
    7. He said: ' I will be staying at a hotel in France '. He said he at a hotel in France.
    8. She said: ' I was eating dinner '. She said she dinner.
    9. Eva said: ' I had taken Spanish lessons before '. Eva said she Spanish lessons before.
    10. She said:' I've been doing this for three years'. She said she that for three years.
    11. He said:' I will have been studying English for 4 years by 2014.' He said he for 4 years by 2014.
    12. Rick said: 'I will be rich one day'. Rick said he rich one day.
    13. He said:' My parents are English teachers'. He said his parents English teachers.
    14. She asked me: ' Did you see that film last month?'. She asked me if I that film the month before.
    15. Olga said:' I don't like soups'. Olga said she soups.

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