reported Speech

Anahishamgo 2020-05-30 14:55:04

When we report questions, there is no inversion of the subject and auxiliary in the reported clause (the word order is the same as in statements) and we do not use a question mark.
some ti mes we report the questions immediately like reporting someone's speech on the phone .this way we use only the present simple for the reporting verb and we call it direct reported which is completely different from direct speech " The exact speech of someone "

When we report a wh-question, we repeat the original question word (who, what, when, where, how etc.) in the reported clause:

Rebecca: Where do you live?
Rebecca asks me where I live.

Tim: Who are you waiting for?
Tim wants to know who I am waiting for.

A wh-clause can be used to report exclamations:

Ivan: How funny!
Ivan exclaim how funny it is.

This downloadable printable is recommended for at Elementary (A1) level. It is valuable for revising Reported speech: reported questions (indirect questions) in English, and was designed for enhancing your students' Speaking skills. It features the vocabulary topic of Accidents.
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