Reported Speech

Reported Speech ͡þٴǹ¤ٴ

Reported Speech ͡ 3 Դ

1. þٴǹ¤͡ (Reporting of Direct Statements)
2. þٴǹ¤Ӷ (Reporting of Questions)
3. þٴǹ¤ͧл¤ (Reporting of Requests and Commands)

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1. Tense ͧ㹻¤١ٴǹ ѡ¹ѧ

1.1 ͡Ңͧ¤ Reported Speech Present Tense Future Tense 㹻¤١ٴǹ Tense 蹵ҧ 1

1. Mary said, When did Jack arrive?
Mary wants to know when Jack arrived.

1.2 ͡Ңͧ¤ Reported Speech Past Tense ҡ㹻¤١ٴǹ Past Simple Present Perfect Tense еͧ¹ Past Perfect Tense 蹵ҧ 2 3

2. Jack said, My sister bought a shirt for me.
Jack said that his sister had bought a shirt for him.
3. David said, Has the teacher left?
David asked if the teacher had left


1.3 ͻ¤١ٴǹͧǡѺԧ ҡóҵͤԧǡѺ觵ҧ š Tense ͧ㹻¤١ٴǹ¹ 蹵ҧ 4 5

4. Tom said, The earth is round
Tom said that the earth is round.
5. Tom said, Jack is coming tonight
Tom said that Jack is coming tonight.


2. Ըա¤ Reported Speech ҡѺ¤

2.1Ѻþٴǹ¤Ӷ (Reporting of Questions) ´¹ŧ㹻¤١ٴǹӴѺͧ㹻¤ 㹵ҧ 6 7 ѡѧ

- Ңͧ¤ж١ѧиҹ
- ͧ¤Ӷ (Question Mark) ж١Ѵ͡
- if whether 繵㹻¤ӶͺѺͻʸ

6. Alice said, What is the time?
Alice asked what the time was.
7. Tom said, May I go home now?
Tom asked if he might go home now.

2.2 Ѻþٴǹ¤ͧл¤ (Reporting of Requests and Commands) Infinitive with to ¤ͧ ͻ¤觹ҡѺ¤ 㹵ҧ 8 9

8. Mary said to her sister, Pass me the sugar, please.
Mary requested her sister to pass her the sugar.
9. The teacher said to the students, Be quiet.
The teacher ordered the students to be quiet.



Exercise : ¤ Reported Speech 仹ó

1. Mrs. Brown said, I will come back on Monday.
Mrs. Brown said that...........................

2. Jane said, Ive just eaten lunch.
Jane said that.....................................

3. The police said, We have already caught the two thieves.
The police said that.............................

4. Tony said, Chiangmai is in the north of Thailand.
Tony said that....................................

5. David said, I cant hear the teacher at all.
David said that....................................

6. John said, I didnt sleep well last night.
John said that......................................

7. Mary said, I have known John since we were in kindergarten.
Mary said that......................................

8. The teacher said, The Great Wall of China is the longest wall in the world.
The teacher said that..........................

9. Tim said, My wife has gone to the supermarket.
Tim said that .....................................

10. Jack said, Fish live in water.
Jack said that........................................



Exercise : ¤ Reported Speech 仹ó

1. Mary said, Is that kitten Jennys ?
Mary wants to know............................

2. Jim said, Can they hear me?
Jim asked.......................................

3. The students ask, What is the correct answer?
The students want to know......................

4. The children said, Must we finish the homework today?
The children are wondering...................

5. Alice said, Have you read this book?
Alice asked me.............................

6. Mr. Green said, Where is my bag?
Mr. Green wants to know....................

7. Tom said to the clerk, When will the plane arrive?
Tom asked the clerk.........................

8. Mike said, Is that man Janes brother?
Mike wanted to know............................

9. Bob said to me, Whose pen is this?
Bob wants to know.............................

10. Jenny said, Have the police found Alices stolen bag?
Jenny wants to know.............................



 

Exercise : ¤ Reported Speech 仹ó

1. Tony said to Jane, Please join me for lunch.
Tony invited Jane...............................

2. Alice said to her son, Go upstairs now.
Alice told her son .......................................

3. The sign says, Do not enter.
The sign says......................................

4. The girl said to her aunt, Please stay a little longer.
The girl requested her aunt..........................

5. The angry boy said to his friend, Go away.
The angry boy told his friend..........................

6. The manager said to John, Finish your report by tomorrow.
The manager told John...................................

7. The teacher said, Dont copy other peoples homework.
The teacher told the students.............................

8. The principal said , Everyone, please stand up.
The principal asked everyone...........................

9. The blind man said to me, Please help me cross the street.
The blind man requested me...........................

10. John said to Tom, Please give these flowers to your sister.
John requested Tom.....................................