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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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