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Direct And Indirect Speech Basic Rules

Rules for the change of tenses When the reporting verb is in the past tense, all present tenses within the inverted commas are changed into the corresponding past tenses. Simple present will change into simple past. She...

Reported speech exercise

This grammar exercise tests your ability to convert direct speech into indirect speech. An example is given below. Direct speech: ‘Do you think you know better than your father?’ asked his angry mother. Indirect...