Reported Speech
• When the reporting verb is in the past tense,
all present tenses in the direct speech will
change into the corresponding...
• She said, ‘I am coming.’
• She said that she was coming.
• He said, ‘I have finished.’
• He said that he had finished.
• When we report questions, the indirect
speech is introduced by verbs such as asked,
inquired etc.
• He said to me, ‘What...
• If the reporting verb is in the present tense,
the tenses in the direct speech do not change.
• He says, ‘He is leaving....
• To report an Yes/No question, we
use if or whether.
• He said to me, ‘Are you interested?’
• He asked me if I was intere...
• When we report commands and requests, the
indirect speech is introduced by verbs expressing
a command or request. Exampl...
Narration concepts ppt
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Narration concepts ppt

the concepts how narration is to be learned simply
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Reported Speech
  • 2. • When the reporting verb is in the past tense, all present tenses in the direct speech will change into the corresponding past tenses • For example, the simple present will become simple past. • He said, ‘I want to go.’ • He said that he wanted to go.
  • 3. • She said, ‘I am coming.’ • She said that she was coming. • He said, ‘I have finished.’ • He said that he had finished.
  • 4. • When we report questions, the indirect speech is introduced by verbs such as asked, inquired etc. • He said to me, ‘What are you doing there?’ • He asked me what I was doing there.
  • 5. • If the reporting verb is in the present tense, the tenses in the direct speech do not change. • He says, ‘He is leaving.’ • He says that he is leaving.
  • 6. • To report an Yes/No question, we use if or whether. • He said to me, ‘Are you interested?’ • He asked me if I was interested. • He said to them, ‘Will you listen to such a man?’ • He asked them whether they would listen to such a man.
  • 7. • When we report commands and requests, the indirect speech is introduced by verbs expressing a command or request. Examples are: ordered, requested, commanded, shouted etc. • The master said to the servant, ‘Go away.’ The master ordered the servant to go away. • He said to them, ‘Please wait here till I return.’ He requested them to wait there till he returned.