Weblinks: Reported Speech

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VIDEO LESSON

Reported Statements:

The verb tense takes one step back in reported speech
Step-Backs Chart

REPORTED COMMANDS AND QUESTIONS

Reported Questions:
Reported questions are not questions.  You’re telling what she said, not asking anything.  Do no use inverted word order. Use the same verb tense step-backs: “Where is it?”  He asked where it was.  With yes/no questions, use “Whether” or “If” in the reported question.  “Are you ready?”  She asked if I was ready.

Reported Orders and Requests:

Mixed Exercises:

(reported speech steps back) http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech

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