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HOME > ENGLISH GRAMMAR EXERCISES > Reported speech (indirect) 2

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topic: REPORTED SPEECH (indirect) 2 | level: Intermediate

REMEMBER: With reported speech, the pattern is the following:
1. simple present becomes simple past
2. future tenses becomes conditional
3. present continuous becomes past continuous
4. present perfect becomes past perfect
5. commands (ex. come!) become infinitive (ex. to come)

Choose the best response:

1. "She will visit us next week".
She told me that she ________ next week.
  would visit us
  will visit us
  visits us

2. "I talk to my brother every day".
He told me that he ________ to his brother every day.
  was talking
  is talking

3. "My friend will help me study".
She told me that her friend ________ her study.
  will help
  would help

4. "Mary is living in Miami".
My friend told me that Mary ________ in Miami.
  was living
  is living

5. "I have seen that movie".
She told me that she ________ that movie.
  had seen
  has seen

6. "I will be in Paris next week".
I told him that I ________ in Paris next week.
  will be
  would be

7. "Turn off the light!".
He asked me ________ the light.
  to turned off
  turn off
  to turn off

8."I am a good dancer".
She told me that she ________ a good dancer.
  will be

9. "I have been to that bar.".
He told me that he ________ to that bar.
  had been
  will have been
  is being

10. "I am writing an email to my girlfriend.".
He told me that he ________ an email to his girlfriend.
  is writing
  was writing

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