Reported speech vs direct speech - Coggle Diagram
Reported speech vs direct speech
What is reported speech
"I am hungry." Zoe said.
Direct speech speech.
We want to reported what Zoe said. Zoe said she was hungry.
Indirect speech or reported speech.
When to used reported speech
It's used to summarise what someone says.
It's used to communicate the message of what was actually said in more concise manner.
This part of the exam often test your ability to change direct speech into reported speech and also reported speech into direct speech.
do not change when they're reported at a later time.
Say and tell
You say something but you tell somebody
he was going to join us.
that he was going to join us.
What time is it?
He told me what time it was.
We keep the order of the statement and don't reverse the subject and the verb.
Questions with yes/no answer
She asked me if/ whether i liked a coffee.
References of time and place
the day before