Tag: reported-speech

12 Does "is" turn into "was" or "were" in indirect speech? 2016-09-27T16:30:00.397

9 The teacher told us that ice {floats/floated} on water 2016-01-04T13:27:53.830

9 What tense of the word sing completes the sentence below appropriately? 2016-12-02T15:01:38.963

8 Direct and indirect speech 2015-05-27T12:43:05.927

7 Backshifting in reported speech - "I wanted to let you know that he HAS/HAD sent you the letter" 2014-11-08T06:31:55.203

6 Modal verbs in reported speech 2013-11-19T14:48:14.340

6 Mixing tenses in reported speech sentences 2015-01-07T14:01:13.033

6 Houston, we have a problem: 'Has' or 'had'? 2015-02-10T16:47:13.730

6 Is backshift necessary in this case 2015-03-21T14:56:07.203

6 reported speech and usage of "will" or "would" -- "I told him that I will (would?) be there at three o'clock on Friday." 2015-10-07T19:25:43.077

6 Sentence with "while" in a reported speech: is backshifting necessary? 2015-12-21T18:47:28.590

6 Is it gramatically correct to say 'She said that she hadn't got any money? 2016-05-13T06:58:30.400

5 Sequence of tenses: past simple + present perfect 2013-12-11T17:39:08.487

5 Telling someone don't or telling someone not to 2014-03-10T11:09:28.053

5 Should I be using 'is' or 'was' in reported speech? 2015-03-24T10:30:30.267

5 Should I use "would be" or "would have been" in the following case? 2015-04-16T07:02:50.750

5 "Would" in a backshifted reported context 2015-10-05T20:00:45.650

5 Indirect speech: is "has been" acceptable in “…the matter has been taken up with Saudi authorities”? 2015-10-09T11:06:36.483

5 Usage of "your goodself" and "your kindself" in place of simple "you" to refer to a high-ranking official 2015-11-28T16:55:01.850

5 Which is correct - 'what was going to happen when we {meet/met} the next time? 2015-12-31T05:12:58.230

5 She said the train left at 8 pm 2016-10-02T09:44:02.230

5 Which tense should I use when describing the following facts? 2016-12-24T17:05:43.623

5 Using "scold" in reported speech 2017-09-05T13:23:51.150

5 Changing the verb for indirect quote/reported speech expressing habitual actions 2018-04-14T03:56:16.917

4 Is it correct to end a sentence with “I thought to myself”? 2014-05-20T13:33:02.123

4 Demonstratives and pronouns in reported speech 2014-12-11T08:00:42.737

4 Change of speech "future tense" 2015-01-03T10:42:40.430

4 BBC News Sentence: Isn't it an indirect speech? If yes, where is 'that'? 2015-01-03T12:41:48.877

4 How should I use "will / would" and "tomorrow / today" in reporting yesterday's conversation about an action today? 2015-08-03T09:20:08.487

4 "I wanted to wish her... before I left" 2016-08-25T01:26:04.850

4 'Is believed to' usage 2016-10-05T05:51:03.200

4 "Just" in reported speech 2017-04-28T03:38:46.957

4 Is "let" a modal? 2019-01-28T02:18:48.410

3 Report what someone said about his habitual affairs 2014-04-30T04:26:48.073

3 Conditionals in reported speech 2015-01-06T13:39:16.397

3 How to say what other people have said? 2015-03-17T07:37:07.077

3 Present tense reported speech 2015-04-26T12:57:42.563

3 How to say this sentence right? Will or would? (Indirect speech) 2015-05-04T16:50:51.510

3 Reported speech (back shifting of tense) query 2015-10-08T17:20:52.340

3 She is/was going to the cinema 2015-10-13T05:04:25.710

3 Reported speech (position of "was" in sentence) 2015-11-19T00:32:53.203

3 Should we use "whether" or "if" in indirect speech? 2016-01-07T16:03:25.487

3 Reported Speech 2016-06-11T08:23:58.253

3 How to convert advice to reported speech? 2016-10-06T16:31:22.417

3 Changing reported speech into direct speech 2016-12-13T12:33:22.500

3 Past events in reporting speech 2017-01-18T08:03:54.653

3 Long-distance movement and Inversion in embedded questions with wh-words in situ 2017-09-23T12:21:23.883

3 Should I treat quotes from God as universal truth for narration? 2018-04-08T22:14:54.150

3 "she was raped" or "she had been raped" in this reported speech 2018-10-22T07:16:45.610

3 Why is "here" changed into "there" when converting this sentence into direct speech? 2020-08-14T13:36:44.183

2 If this 'would' were 'would have p.p', is it not an irrealis but past form of would? 2013-07-22T02:08:39.133

2 "I recently heard that"? 2013-07-28T16:06:58.183

2 How to backshift "would" (used for saying what someone used to do in the past)? 2014-05-07T17:14:35.667

2 How to report a question, both directly and indirectly 2014-06-01T06:21:43.900

2 Reported speech of (three years ago/ next week) 2014-11-08T14:24:59.267

2 'must' vs 'would have to' in indirect speech 2014-12-12T10:44:07.603

2 Reported speech of "I have no idea where Jim is" 2015-02-16T20:52:46.257

2 Does "what makes him good" mean that he asks why? 2015-02-18T18:24:08.870

2 Reported speech and specific example 2015-02-24T10:39:33.897

2 Recently in reported speech 2015-03-04T06:44:25.283

2 Indirect speech of Imperative and Interrogative sentence 2015-03-21T19:41:33.803

2 Is it true that you had lied / lied to me 2015-05-21T19:42:31.917

2 Why does this sentence use the word "could" twice? 2015-06-15T07:58:30.240

2 Changing Direct Speech to Indirect Speech 2015-09-12T06:18:43.193

2 Does placing a statement in quotes, invalidate the need to backshift? 2015-09-10T14:45:02.607

2 "Bare infinitive" vs. "perfect infinitive" in past time narration 2016-01-16T13:28:25.527

2 Past simple and past perfect in reported speech 2016-02-15T13:00:59.070

2 Direct To Indirect Speech : Conversion of 'do'? 2016-02-23T06:24:15.243

2 If I told her I love/loved her now, she'd probably not take it seriously. ---- Usage of reported speech 2016-03-31T16:14:09.107

2 Using both past and present tenses in one sentence 2016-04-13T10:12:36.110

2 Present or past tense after “he told me that…”? 2016-05-14T13:35:23.610

2 How to use Past Perfect and Past simple in Reporting? 2016-08-12T06:14:58.380

2 Question related to past tense of the verb 2016-09-25T10:04:14.477

2 "last week" vs. "a week ago" 2016-10-06T07:44:17.370

2 Confusion about "Backshift" of Verbs in Indirect Speech (To Kill a Mockingbird) 2016-10-07T12:25:02.723

2 Imperative in reported speech 2016-10-16T04:29:49.483

2 "When" and indirect speech 2016-11-24T08:25:28.380

2 "Know who is that person" vs "know who that person is" 2017-01-02T10:14:15.273

2 Direct to reported speech conversion for a relatively complicated structure 2017-01-03T21:29:22.400

2 JUST and the reported speech 2017-01-25T22:05:42.690

2 Change of tense in subordinate clause in reported speech when principle clause is in future tense 2017-02-26T01:58:29.587

2 Tell me what "to think that what" is in following sentence. 2017-02-27T12:39:39.263

2 Why use past continuous where there is no obvious interruption 2017-03-03T04:32:58.817

2 Does the sentence "She said she would have lunch with Susan tomorrow" break the law of the future in the past? 2017-05-10T08:40:34.023

2 Sequence of tenses for facts irrelevant of the moment of speech 2017-05-17T12:57:03.753

2 Indirect questions usage 2017-09-19T05:01:38.103

2 UFO attacks in Past Continuous 2017-11-13T20:30:23.017

2 Revolved vs. Revolves (reported speech)? 2017-12-03T11:29:24.830

2 "May" versus "might" 2017-12-22T00:30:05.810

2 I want to know why did the writer use didn’t instead of doesn’t? 2018-01-05T00:36:41.530

2 "Which hers was" OR "which was hers" 2018-02-19T17:46:33.630

2 Facts in reported speech – to backshift or not 2018-03-26T07:51:44.893

2 "until something" in reported speech 2018-03-28T14:00:10.543

2 Should this reported speech use "was" or "had been" to convert "was"? 2018-06-13T04:00:17.407

2 Reported Speech for simple past, Simple past or past perfect? 2018-09-11T11:11:10.457

2 "Have" or "had" in "She told them to raise their hands if they HAVE a question"? 2018-11-19T02:28:09.073

2 Converting Direct Speech to Indirect Speech - "Our" to "Their" 2018-12-06T12:55:42.900

2 Reporting a sentence with an 'if' condition 2018-12-13T09:21:30.023

2 Difference Had been Twins and Were Twins 2018-12-28T16:04:05.353