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English Grammar Exercise

REPORTED (INDIRECT) SPEECH
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CORRECTED SENTENCES:


1. Direct speech :David : "There is an excellent band playing later on."
  Reported Speech :  David said there was an excellent bank playing later on.

2. Direct speech :Christine : "I saw Amy at the bank on Monday."
  Reported Speech :  Christine said she had seen Amy at the bank on Monday.

3. Direct speech :The driver : "I'm going to turn right at the traffic lights."
  Reported Speech :  The driver he was going to turn right at the traffic lights.


4. Direct speech :Jonathan: "I've returned the dictionary to the library".
  Reported Speech :  Jonathan he had returned the dictionary to the library.

5. Direct speech :The doctor : "I'll send you the results as soon as they arrive."
  Reported Speech :  The doctor he would send me/us the results as soon as they arrived.

6. Direct speech :Caroline : "Will you come to my party on Saturday?"
  Reported Speech :  Caroline asked (me) if I would come to her party on Saturday.

7. Direct speech :Shop assistant:  "Are you looking for something special?"
  Reported Speech :  The shop assistant asked (me) if I was looking for something special.

8. Direct speech :Danny:  "I'll lend you my book if you think it will help."
  Reported Speech :  Danny said he would lend me his book if I thought it would help.

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