Home Random Page


CATEGORIES:

BiologyChemistryConstructionCultureEcologyEconomyElectronicsFinanceGeographyHistoryInformaticsLawMathematicsMechanicsMedicineOtherPedagogyPhilosophyPhysicsPolicyPsychologySociologySportTourism






Verb patterns in reported speech

Report the following direct speech, using the verbs given.

'Why don't you accept the offer?' I said to her.

a. I suggested ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­________________________________

b. I advised __________________________________

c. I recommended _____________________________

 

'You really must settle your debts,' he said to me.

d. He insisted ________________________________

e. He told ___________________________________

f. He ordered ________________________________

g. He made __________________________________

h. He urged __________________________________

 

'I'll pay you back tomorrow,' she said to me.

i. She said ____________________________________

j. She told ____________________________________

k. She explained _______________________________

1. She promised _______________________________

m. She insisted __________________________________

 

'Please, please let me come with you,' she said to her father.

n. She begged __________________________________

o. She pleaded __________________________________

/from Headway English Course. Advanced Workbook/

Report the following using an appropriate introductory verb from the list below.

Promise, apologise, remind, complain, deny, inform, order, allow, encourage, forbid

1. "The exam papers are still being marked, Jane," the teacher said.

…The teacher informed Jane that the exam papers were still being marked. ……………..

2. "Don't forget to thank your mother," he said to Linda. ………………………………….

3. "You mustn't come here again," she said to the tramp. ………………………………….

4. "I didn't hit him," Sarah said. …………………………………………………………….

5. "I'll tidy up when I return home, Mum," Tim said. ………………………………………

6. "I'm sorry I forgot to do the homework," she said to the teacher. ………………………..

7. "You may see her for a few minutes," the nurse said to me. …………………………….

8. "Get off the grass immediately!" he said to the kids. ……………………………………

9. "You're always forgetting to shut the fridge door," she said to her husband . …………..

10. "Come on! Try it again," he said to me. ………………………………………………..

First write an appropriate introductory verb, then report the following situations.

1. "You should go to a doctor." advise   He advised me to go to a doctor.
2. "The bread is stale."      
3. "I will buy you a present."      
4. "You ought to tell her the news."      
5. "I'm sorry I insulted you."      
6. "Shall I help you?"      
7. "Give me a statement or I'll detain you."      
8. "Don't go near the fire!"      
9. "That's why I didn't go."      
10. "I didn't steal the money."      
11. "Let's go out tonight."      
12. "You must spend Christmas with us."      
13. "Please, please give me some money!"      
14. "Don't forget to tell Ann!"      
15. "Yes, she's a good person."      
16. "Shall I call her?" he asked himself.      
17. “Can you pass me the salt, please?"      
18. "Yes, I'll help you."      
19. “Would you like a cup of tea?”      
20. "I'll never forget your birthday again."      
21. "No, I won't get out of bed."      
22. "Tell me where he is."      
23. "You ought to stop smoking."      
24. "You mustn't be back later than ten.”      
25. "She's such a funny person!"      
26. "Everybody be quiet!"      
27. "You may see Mr Rogers."      
28. "Go on, do as you want."      
29. "Yes, I lied about my age."      
30. "You made Sophie cry."      
31. "I saw the murderer."      
32. "I'm the fastest swimmer of all."      
33. "That's how you can do it."      
34. "What shall I do?"      

Date: 2015-12-11; view: 1129


<== previous page | next page ==>
Rewrite the following conversations in Reported Speech. | Rewrite the following sentences in Reported Speech.
doclecture.net - lectures - 2014-2018 year. Copyright infringement or personal data (0.001 sec.)